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CHEROKEE MESSENGER & REPUBLICAN Vol. 109 No. 20 – 18 Pages, 2 Sections

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Festival opens with dinner, movie

Area churches will gather each day next week to celebrate Easter during annual Holy Week luncheons hosted by the First Baptist Church of Cherokee. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Fellowship Hall. Speakers will make presentations from 12:25 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. each day in the First Baptist Church. Speakers include Max Ott, First Christian Church, who will speak on Monday. Lee Roy Goeken from Cherokee Bethel Baptist Church will speak on Tuesday and Wednesday’s speaker is Clay Goodwin from the JetPrairie Valley Methodist Church. Keith Norton, First United Methodist Church of Cherokee, will speak Thursday, with Tom Evans of Cherokee’s First Baptist Church, will speak Friday. “Six Women – Witnesses to Jesus’ Life,” a Holy Week drama, will begin at 7 p.m. April 21 and 22 at the First United Methodist Church.

Go digging, birding, wild at 17th festival

Presiding over the House

JEFF HICKMAN, a native of Cherokee and now the state representative for District 58 (which includes Cherokee and Alfalfa County) presides over the state House of Representatives during a recent session of that legislative body. Hickman, appointed President Pro Tempore by House

Finding something to do in Chrokee and Alfalfa County, beginning Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, shouldn’t be too difficult... it’s Birding and Nature Festival time! This year’s festival – the 17th – begins with dinner and a movie in Cherokee. The Cherokee Lions’ Club will host its annual Groundhog Supper of sausage and pancakes from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Tickets are available for $5 from any Lions’ Club member or at the door. At dark, Cherokee Main Street will show a free viewing of “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” at AEC Park in Cherokee. Main Street will provide snacks and drinks. Participants should bring their own chairs. Saturday’s events for this year’s festival, themed “Go Digging! Go Birding! Go Wild!,” begin at 7 a.m. with Early Bird Watching at the Great Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. Events during the day include birding tours, a prairie chicken trailer, a photography scavenger hunt, native plant walk, geocaching contest, a zoo mobile program, survival course, a guided tour of the Eagle Roost Nature Trail and much more. The annual Crystal Digging Contest begins at 9 a.m. at the salt flats. Rules for the contest will be explained on site. Awards will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Schedules for all events are available at the refuge headquarters and in this week’s edition of the Cherokee Messenger & Republican. Brochures include maps and times of events at the refuge, on the salt flats, at the Byron Hatchery See DIGGING Page 5

Speaker Kris Steele, is considered the No. 2 man in the House. The county’s representative in the state Senate, David Myers, is appropriations chairman for that chamber, considered the No. 3 post. See Page 5 for an update on two of the most powerful men in the Oklahoma Legislature.

County clerk accuses Cherokee Preliminary set for former city cop Will go to court July 6 to face multiple counts of sexual abuse treasurer over $99.89 sends six to speak

By KORINA DOVE tin said. “This is not right. She Messenger & Republican Staff (Treasurer Carolyn Stands) did Under unforeseen business in it intentionally.” Monday’s Alfalfa County ComMartin brought up a county mission meeting, County Clerk resolution which specifies that Bruce Martin alinterest generleged officials in ated from pay“She knew what the treasurer’s ments to the office intention- she was doing was county should ally withheld in- wrong.” be allocated to terest payments the offices for from two of the –Bruce Martin which the funds county clerk’s originated. accounts. “Unless you The accounts in question have a signed resolution from were the county clerk cash and the county commissioners, all preservation accounts. interest goes to county general. “Last month there was no in- That’s just standard,” Stands terest on either account,” MarSee ACCUSES Page 2

Six members of the Cherokee Forensics Team will compete this weekend at the Oklahoma State Speech and Debate Championship Tournament at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Team members earned a spot at state by placing in the top four at regional competition, which took place March 25 and 26 at Northwestern Oklahoma See SPEAK Page 3

By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff A preliminary hearing has been set for David Otis Cole, 46, of Cherokee. Cole, who served on the Cherokee Police Department from Feb. 17 to 19, is scheduled to appear at 9:30 a.m. July 6 in Alfalfa County District Court. Assistant District Attorney Westline Ritter asked Associate District Judge Loren Angle Tuesday during an initial appearance for a full day in court to review evidence pertaining to the case. Cole was charged Feb. 24, after three days on the job as a Cherokee police officer, with two felony counts of first-degree (by force) rape by instrumentation and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He also was charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution and willful omission to perform duties as a public officer. The charges stem from the testimony of a

20-year-old female with whom Cole admitted having a sexual encounter. Cole said in an interview that he did not have sex with the female, but they “pursued some interesting things,” with her consent. According to the affidavit filed in district court, Cole offered to buy the female items from Wal-Mart in exchange for sexual favors. Cole is being held in Alfalfa County Jail on $270,000 bond. If convicted, the rape charge carries a penalty of one to 15 years in prison. The firearm charge carries a penalty of two to 10 years in jail and a fine of no more than $10,000. The misdemeanor prostitution charge is punishable by 30 days to one year in county jail and up to a $2,500 fine, plus 40 to 80 hours community service. Willful omission to perform duties by a public officer carries a penalty of up to one year in county jail and up to a $500 fine. See COP Page 2

Cherokee BOE goes behind closed doors to fill seat By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff Cherokee Board of Education members spent nearly an hour and a half Thursday in two executive sessions discussing the appointment of a new school board member and the future employment of certified teaching personnel. Following the first executive session, which lasted about 20 minutes, board members Cheryl Washburn, Ken Girty, T.J. Allison and Daylon Caruthers voted to appoint former board member Amber Wilhite to replace Jim Moncrief. Moncrief announced during last month’s regular meeting that he planned to vacate Seat 2 so that he and his wife could retire in Enid.

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Garrett Starks earns another trip to National Forensics Tournament.

Wilhite occupied Seat 1 until Feb. 8, when voters elected Allison to the board. She will fill the Seat 2 vacancy for the remainder of the term, which expires February 2012. At that time, voters will elect a new board member to serve for the next five years. Following a second executive session, which began at 8:59 p.m. and adjourned at 10:23 p.m., board members voted to rehire all certified teaching personnel, at the recommendation of interim Superintendent Bob Meyer. Teachers rehired at the junior high and high school include Nancy Bassett, Rick Brown, Stacey Croft, Shelly Davis, Gayla Failes, Tamara Goeken, Matt Guffy, Jaci Heaton, Steve Hickman, Greg Jantzen, Jeremy Johns, Anita Jordan, Sheila Means, Jason Paris and Bryce Schanbacher.

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County solons among most powerful at the Oklahoma Capitol.

Teachers rehired at the elementary school are Claudia Cooksey, Cathy Graham, Janet Hester, Christa Hughes, Heidi Newlin, Charmaine Rathgeber, Ruth Richmond, Cindy Schanbacher and Stephanie Shepard. Board members approved three school fundraisers, including a car wash on May 14 for the elementary cheerleaders, who will use money raised to buy new uniforms, a car wash on April 9 or 10 for FCCLA members and an auction for the Little Chiefs Enrichment Program. Also approved was the school calendar for the 2011-12 school year. The 175-day school year will begin Wednesday, Aug. 10, and end Friday, May 18. See SEAT Page 2

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Cherokee, T’lake prove they can score with the big schools.


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LEARNING WITH BUTTONS at the Cherokee Head Start Center is Hunter Wimpee, with instructor Rita Smith. The water table is one of many activities used at the Head Start center. The buttons in the tank help 3-year-olds learn colors, sorting and how to count. The Cherokee facility is in jeopardy of closing if enough students do not enroll for the 2011-12 school year. Teachers are taking early walk-in enrollments today (Thursday) at the center, 412 E. 5th St.

MAGIC Continued from Page 1 several other features. “We have a lot of new things going on in the center,” Decker said. “It’s just devastating to think they’re going to close it.” In addition to the educational curriculum, Head Start also provides healthy meals and medical and dental screenings. Assistant Head Start Direc-

tor Brenda Kurtz, who works in the Opportunities Inc. headquarters in Watonga, said Cherokee’s center is the largest facility in the county. “If we can get more children, we would like to keep Cherokee open,” Kurtz said. “They (the instructors) have done a lot more recruitment, and they have put out some flyers.”

She said the Aline-Cleo center will close, unfortunately, but children who qualify for Head Start will attend the school’s Pre-K program under the same provisions that Head Start provides to all students. Parents in the Aline-Cleo School District can call (580) 463-2255 for more information about next year’s program.

Continued from Page 1 Bowman said he thinks city crews can build the new sewer within the next three weeks. Mayor Karen Hawkins said she believes the city owes Luttrell speedy service and that installing the new sewer as quickly as possible will serve as a plus to others moving into town. “We’re exploding with people and they’re all going to be looking for some place to live,” Hawkins said. Commissioners discussed the possibility of sharing Water Superintendent Jim Hoos with the City of Waynoka, which operates a reverse osmosis water treatment plant similar to Cherokee’s. Waynoka would pay half of Hoos’ salary if he worked there part-time. Bowman said Cherokee would have to hire someone to replace Hoos on the street department and he was unsure how benefits would be divided. “I have trouble with that,” Hawkins said. Commissioner Rachel Hager wanted to know what would happen if a catastrophe happened at both places and Bowman said he wondered the same thing. “I wouldn’t have any problem with you going to help out Waynoka a few times,” Kunzman said to Hoos, who was present at the meeting. Hoos said he didn’t have a problem with training Waynoka’s water superintendent. Hawkins said she would be more inclined to contract Hoos out as a consultant. Commissioners tabled the item for further review. The board also tabled the purchase of air conditioning and heating units for the police department and dispatch offices. Bowman said T.H. Rogers has a unit for $585, but commissioners wanted him to obtain more price quotes. “I just feel like we could purchase better than T.H. Rogers for that,” Hawkins said. Kunzman agreed.

Bowman said Lowe’s has a different sized unit for $685. He was instructed to bring more prices back to the next meeting. Also tabled was the use of the current Cherokee Strip Transit office by City Treasurer Esther Lingemann. Bowman said Lingemann needs a “spot of her own” where she can do books, specifically payroll, in private. The Cherokee Strip Transit office located at City Hall is now vacant since the driver quit in February. “You just need to decide if you want Cherokee Strip Transit in there or us,” Bowman said. The city pays Northern Oklahoma Development Authority $400 a month and provides an office for the Cherokee Strip Transit service, which offers transportation services to residents. Since the office closed in February, commissioners voted not to pay the $400 service charge billed to the city in March by NODA. The third agenda item tabled by the commission was a request from the City-County Library Board to install a drop ceiling on the second floor of the library. Hager said she does not think it would be wise to let the library board deplete funds to install the ceiling, which will cost about $20,000 if the work is hired out. Hager said she would support the board searching for a grant, however. The public cannot use the second floor of the library because it is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Hawkins said the area would make a good place for storage and the city needs to make a decision on the issue. Two agenda items were approved during the meeting, including a decision to take bids for the leasing of city-owned land near the airport and the use of $6,000 in hotel tax revenue for the continuance of annual Main Street funding. During the manager’s report, Bowman said David Parr has

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asked the city to move a storm siren from his property because he wants to expand his shop. The cost to move the pole will be about $1,000. Bowman said it would be best to have Parr speak to commissioners during the next meeting. He asked that the item be added to the next agenda. Under new business, Cherokee Police Officer Chris Ferrell presented a request to buy a used, fully equipped SUV K-9 unit from Grant County. “Purchasing a new vehicle for the police department is my new business,” Ferrell said. “The state of our vehicles is questionable for us to be using them in a law enforcement capacity.” He said the police department has three units: one is in the shop and one is in need of a lot of repair. “It’s not what I’d call pursuit worthy,” Ferrell said. He said he had spoken with the Grant County undersheriff about the SUV, which will have 75,000 miles and a retail value of $21,000 in about a month when Grant County plans to put the vehicle up for sale. Commissioners asked that the item be placed on the next agenda.

April 15 deadline for CRP sign up ALVA – Jake Kelln, Woods County Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director, issued a reminder this week that April 15 is the deadline for area landowners and producers to sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program. CRP is a voluntary program that allows farmers and ranchers to place their environmentally sensitive land into conservation mode. For more information on CRP, visit the Woods County FSA Office at 927 Oklahoma Boulevard in Alva, or phone (580) 327-3136. Information on CRP is also available at www.fsa.usda.gov/crp.


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SAM Continued from Page 1 Not having the funds in the Cherokee Main Street account to replace the sign, Koontz started pounding the pavement. Instead of asking for monetary donations, she asked for plywood – eight sheets to be exact – and paint. The generosity of Cherokee folks shined through, as usual, and her requests were met. She and Warner snapped some photos of the worn-out sign, put the sheets of plywood together to form two 8-by-16foot billboards and began painting. The signs will be finished and up next weekend before the first crystal digger hits the salt flats. SAM AND THE BILLBOARD The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce erected the original signs in the mid-1990s. Laura Cormack was there, along with Connie Moore, Dr.

Carl Newton, Steve and Sonya Booher, Gordon McDowell, Keith and Margaret Smith and former Chamber of Commerce Director Kay Hendrickson. The volunteers had set out on a mission to bring tourism to Alfalfa County. Together, they formed the Great Salt Plains Recreational Development Association. Ideas did not come easy, according to Booher. Locals mostly took the Salt Flats for granted. The seemingly boring, flat “block of salt” nestled in the middle of Alfalfa County never really seemed all that exciting … until someone mentioned the fact that it’s the only place in the world where folks can find hourglass-shaped selenite crystals. That sparked an idea for Margaret Smith, who saw the value in Alfalfa County’s special treasures. “Mine the Jewels of Alfalfa

FESTIVAL Continued from Page 1 Also at dark, Cherokee Main Street will offer a free showing of “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” at AEC Park in Cherokee. Participants should BYOC (bring your own chairs). Main Street will provide snacks and drinks. “If it’s warm, cold drinks will be provided. If not, it will be cider,” Pike said. “We won’t know until that day what the weather is going to be like.” On Saturday, events will begin at 7 a.m. with Early Bird Watching, starting from the refuge headquarters. A bird tour will follow at 8 a.m., beginning at Shelter No. 1 at the State Park. Also beginning at 8 a.m. is a day full of fun at the Byron Hatchery. A prairie chicken trailer will be parked at the hatchery, and those attending can enjoy hands-on activities throughout the day. Duane Angles will host a Wildlife Photography Expo at 9 a.m. at the refuge headquarters. Across the lake at the salt flats, the Crystal Digging Contest opens at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m., with the awards ceremony beginning at 1:30 p.m. A Native Plant Walk starts at 10 a.m., and a new event, geocaching, begins at noon with District 1 County Commissioner Doug Murrow. “The ‘Friends’ will sell chili starting at 10 a.m. at the headquarters on Saturday,” Pike

said. “That will be nice because we’ll all be gathering up for the awards ceremony at 1:30.” Oklahoma City Zoo staff will display a Zoo Mobile Program at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon events include a survival course, an Eagle Roost Nature Trail guided tour, a second Zoo Mobile Program and more guided bird watching. Wildlife photographers can pick up a wildlife scavenger hunt sheet Saturday morning and be on the lookout throughout the day for items on the list. Also, Cherokee will host citywide garage sales all day Saturday. Other events at the refuge headquarters include duck identification, a “Bats! Bats! Bats!” presentation, a tomahawk and atlatl demonstration, youth archery contest, youth casting contest, trap shoot, fire shoot out, a “Skins & Skulls” presentation and “Relics of Oklahoma” and “Edible Wetlands” presentations. A “Dutch Oven Treat” will begin at 6 p.m. in Shelter No. 1. Cooks will share recipes and tips on making their favorite cowboy meals in a Dutch oven or over an open campfire. Sunday’s activities include bird watching at 7 a.m. and a horse trail ride at 1 p.m. The Vining Community Service Gospel Sing begins at 2 p.m. at Vining Church, located 14 miles north of Jet on SH 38. All events at the festival are free and open to the public.

VOTERS Collins, 85; Elias Stonehocker, 82; and challenger Wayne Davidson, 87. They will serve four years. Incumbent Nancy Oldham received 30 votes and Ronald Kephart picked up 52. In Helena, voters picked from Don Frech, Garett Powell, Christopher Swindler and Neal Wallace to decide which three will serve four-year terms. Frech received 58 votes, Wallace 44 and Powell 43. Swindler

became the odd man out with 39 votes. Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein posted the unofficial election results within an hour after the polls closed at 7 p.m.

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2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at the City-County Public Library Display of new books presented by The Libri Foundation and Friends of the Library

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Meet and Greet Retiring Director, Mary Alice McLeod New Library Director, Star Baker Refreshments will be served.

County was a phrase coined by Margaret Smith,” said Moore, who was GSPRDA president at the time. After the board approved the slogan, the ideas just kept on rolling. “We were looking for a mascot, something we could call our own,” said Cormack, who was the first to envision the actual character of Selenite Sam. Moore threw out the idea of a pioneer digging in the sand, or mining the salt flats for crystals, “which were, in essence, kind of like jewels,” Cormack said. “So, we kind of came up with ‘the digger guy.’” The original “digger guy” was a perfect combination of someone who symbolized life in a rural area and the Wild West. Cormack took her ideas, along with input from fellow board members, to an artist in Kansas. “I had just moved from Dodge

City where I worked at the High Plains Journal, which had artists on staff,” Cormack said. “I was good friends with the artist (Jim Brown,) who drew up several designs.” The board considered all the illustrations contrived by Brown and eventually chose the caricature seen today. The only thing missing was a name. “I really think Gordon McDowell came up with that,” Cormack said. “(Selenite Sam) is an old western type name, and it just seemed to go together.” Board members at that time had big dreams for ol’ Sam. “We were hoping the character could be used throughout Alfalfa County for other jewels of the county, such as the Sod House, the (Heritage Manor) Bed and Breakfast etc.,” Moore said. “But ol’ Sam has just stood proud at the opening entrances of the dig site, and he didn’t get to use his great characterization

for other tourism opportunities in the county.” Although Sam did not encapsulate all the attractions of Alfalfa County, it was not long before he was adorning pamphlets, signs, the Cherokee newspaper and the billboards posted at the entrance to the crystal digging area south of Cherokee. Harvey Crabtree of Nash painted the original sign that Koontz and Warner now are revitalizing. Moore said she is proud that Sam is carrying the original message devised by the GSPRDA 17 years ago. “I’m really surprised he’s stayed around so long,” Cormack said. “We were just a bunch of people, who sort of had a little bit of expertise … and a lot of gumption.” Being created with gumption like that, Sam is sure to continue to “Mine the Jewels of Alfalfa County” for years to come.

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Bingman plays ‘Obama’ card on insurance – From the Tulsa World State Senate leaders have chosen a questionable course in deciding not to take up a measure that would begin the process for establishing a state health insurance exchange. Gov. Mary Fallin has urged lawmakers to adopt the measure, arguing that if the state doesn't create its own system, the federal government likely will force one on us. But some state senators insist that taking federal money to create an exchange inexorably commits the state to implementing the federal health care reform law. If they're right, then 48 other states also are irrevocably tied to the federal reform measure. Only one state has not received some federal funding for starting up insurance exchanges. The state's more rational GOP leaders - Fallin and House Speaker Kris Steele, R-Shawnee, who authored the exchange legislation and got it passed in the House - understand why it's important for the state to act on this front. Exchanges are a good idea even without federal health care reform. Several states have had them in operation for years and have found they help individuals and small businesses shop for and buy health insurance and locate financial assistance. Oklahoma is in line for a $54 million federal grant to fund an exchange, and that's at the heart of the controversy in Oklahoma. If the Legislature doesn't pass some measure on a state exchange, there's a chance the state will have to give up that grant. In announcing that the Senate won't take up the measure, Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman said he feels the bill would commit the state to the reform measure, which Oklahoma has challenged in court. Bingman wants the state to give up the grant and create an exchange using state and private money. At first blush, that plan sounds OK, but it's easier said than done. Where's the money going to come from, at a time when budget cuts of at least 5 percent are being contemplated? Nobody's going to admit it, but what's really going on here is politicking. Leaders know it's wildly popular to take potshots at federal health care reform. Every time they sneeringly denounce "Obamacare" they score a few political points. If standing on principle is so important, why don't they also turn back all that other federal money that flows to Oklahoma - money for "welfare" and "pork" and "frills" and all those other programs the GOP finds so distasteful? If federal health care reform is overturned or repealed, then Oklahoma's lost nothing by taking federal funds and advancing the exchange concept. If federal health care reform stays on the books, then Oklahoma's ahead by setting up an exchange our way. It makes perfect sense to go ahead and get started on this effort. But then there wouldn't be the opportunity for political grandstanding.

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Who stands to cash in most on state’s latest income tax cut? –From the Oklahoma Policy Institute Unless the legislature acts to stop it, another state income tax cut will take effect Jan. 1, 2012. The cut, which was triggered when the state projected that revenue will rise by more than 4 percent next year, is the last of a series of income tax reductions passed from 2004 to 2006. At that time, the top income tax rate was cut from 6.65 percent to 5.5 percent; next year’s reduction will bring it down to 5.25 percent. The next cut is projected to reduce available revenues for FY ’12 by $38 million. When the cut is fully phased-in, revenues will be reduced by $120 million. At OK Policy’s request, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy provided a distributional analysis of the benefits of the tax cut. They find that the average state tax cut would be divided up as follows: •The lowest 20 percent of households (incomes less than $17,300) see no change in taxes; •The second 20 percent (incomes of $17,300 to $31,200) get an average cut of $6, though many within that group would not see any change; •The middle 20 percent (incomes of $31,200 to $51,800) receive an average of $24;

•The fourth 20 percent ($51,800 to $85,800) get an average cut of $67; •The next 15 percent (incomes of $85,800 to $176,000) take an average of $148; •The next 4 percent ($176,000 to $399,100) get an average of $295; •The top 1 percent of Oklahomans (households with incomes higher than $399,101) receive an average of $1,930. Another way to look at the numbers is how much of the overall cut goes to each group as a whole. The top 20 percent of Oklahoma households take home almost 3/4ths of the tax cut. More than a third of that goes to the top 1 percent. The bottom 60 percent of Oklahomans together receive only 9 percent of the benefit. Forty-three percent of Oklahomans would receive no tax cut at all. By taking so much revenue away and giving the benefits to a relatively small group, the state will be shifting a larger proportion of the cost of providing services onto lowerand middle-income Oklahomans. As we consider how to pay for the state’s current and future needs, we need to examine our priorities and make careful choices to ensure that our prosperity is widely shared.

Senate misses the boat not voting on health insurance exchange – From The Muskogee Phoenix The Oklahoma Senate not only missed the boat, it missed the ocean when it announced late last week it will not consider a bill to help establish a state health insurance exchange. The nonconsideration is nothing more than jockeying for re-election by the senators, who are afraid of the evil “Obamacare” word. Many Republicans campaigned last year on their opposition to the federal health care plan, and a state ballot question in November designed to allow the state to opt out of the federal health care plan passed with nearly 65 percent of the vote. Gov. Mary Fallin, also a Republican, while not in favor of Obamacare, was in favor of of creating a health insurance exchange for uninsured Oklahoma residents on Monday. Her reasoning? She believes if the state does not have an exchange in place by 2013 the federal government will step in and create its own. “As of today the federal health care bill is the law of the land,” Fallin said last week. This was an extremely prudent decision by Fallin. She was doing what is right for the state. And it’s an extremely shortsighted stance by the Senate, which decided to stick its head in the sand so it can maintain its anti-Obama rhetoric.

We might not like the federal health care plan, but we better get ready for it regardless. Fallin was attempting to do that. The Senate clearly wants us to be at the whim of what the feds have in mind, without giving Oklahomans a chance to have a hand in it.

Dear editor... Should support local business Dear Editor: I am new to the beautiful town of Cherokee. My son and family, along with my daughter and her family, are also new to town. That makes 10 of us. We love the small town friendliness. One of the first things I noticed was the Scrapbooking 101 store. It is a pot of gold here and I go there two to four days a week. They are kind, friendly and helpful, and have everything the big stores have. I don't have to drive to get what I need and with the price of gas going up, this is really nice. We need to support our local businesses or we won't have them. I try to do just that. Kay Yandle Cherokee

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Big changes are coming in Oklahoma’s educational system. But does big change equal big improvement? We won’t know for several – perhaps many – years to come. While the results of change may not be known for quite some time, this year’s crop of juniors in Oklahoma high schools will experience change within months. They will have to toe the mark on significant new testing requirements their senior year, designed to reassure Oklahoma’s students are being properly educated. State Superintendent of Schools Janet Barresi and a majority of the Oklahoma Legislature want results... right now! Hardly seems fair to the students, particularly if Barresi is correct in her assumption that students have, for decades, been under-educated and are not prepared for higher education or the job market. We editorially supported Barresi and reform of Oklahoma’s educational system, but we can’t support a process that expects results overnight. A more realistic goal would have been to phase in more stringent testing standards over a three- or four-year period. But that’s not in the cards, so get smart now you juniors in high school. You can do it, and if you can’t, Superintendent Barresi and her supporters can tell state voters, “See, we told you the system was broke!” And when the system is proven to be broken, legislation passed this session will make it easier for school boards to get rid of “bad” teachers much easier than in the past. No longer will a teacher be able to appeal his or her firing all the way to District Court. Local school boards – based entirely on the recommendation of superintendents and principals who evaluate teachers in the classroom – will be the ultimate decision-makers. Seems fair, doesn’t it? That’s why we hire quality people like Cherokee High School Principal Jeremy Hickman and soonto-be Superintendent Cory Ellis. Let them do their job. Well, I happen to have all the confidence in the world in Hickman and I think the local board of education hit a home run in the hiring of Ellis. But what about administrators who may not be fair, who may not show good judgment? Sure, they can be terminated, too. But what about the teachers – some of them who may have been good educators – who may be lost along the way? They’ll no longer have a recourse. We’ve all heard it before: Change doesn’t come easy. In this case, the change came too easily and too quickly in the case of testing standards and how teachers are dealt with. Unless you’re a high school junior, a high school junior’s parents, or a teacher who may be excellent in the classroom but hard for an administrator to handle, these changes won’t seem too sudden... and final.

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Lifestyles Annual Baptist Bible seminar begins with Sunday singer

Firefighters battle blazes near church By MARGARET GOSS

Carmen Correspondent CARMEN – A number of rural fire departments responded to a large fire west of Carmen on Thursday which was south of the Green Valley Church. The fire was fueled by dry grass and high winds and was on land owned by Shawn Stevens, Neilan Dietz, Dwight Keltner and Ron Martin. Several lost cattle in this fire. Then, seven fire departments including Carmen, Aline, Cherokee, Cleo Springs, Helena, Waynoka, and Rural Major County responded to a fire 1 mile south of highway 8 and 45 at the Bob Goss farm. The fire occurred when a trailer came unhitched, ran through a fence, hit a power pole that resulted in a fire fueled by high north winds. The house, hay barn, equipment and Angus heifers and babies were in danger of being lost. The fire flared up again Monday morning with loss of a cattle shed. Carmen and Cherokee fire departments responded to that fire.

Schlarb injured in accident

Glenn Schlarb Jr. sustained severe injuries April 2, when a salt-water truck pulled through a stop sign just north of Dacoma blacktop and Schlarb hit the trailer. Glenn sustained head and shoulder injuries and was transported to the Alva Hospital where he remains at this time. He was driving a farm pickup owned by Bob Goss.

Relay for Life event

Relay for Life will hold a Pampered Chef party at 7 p.m.

April 14 at the Bank Community Room. Everyone is invited. Proceeds of the event go to Relay for Life. Catalogs are available at the Coop Elevator and Bank. Refreshments will be served.

Adult Egg Hunt

An Adult Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 9 p.m. April 22 at the Carmen City Park. Participation fee is $5 per adult. There will be fun, prizes, and fellowship that evening. Everyone is encouraged to attend and join the fun. Bring your flashlight and basket and get in touch with your "inner child".

City News

Applications are being accepted by the city clerk for pool manager and lifeguards. City park cleanup is set for April 30 at the park. Make plans to participate!

Here and There

Jan Stonehocker, Kate Harington, and Sam and Janis Wooten went to Oklahoma City last weekend and rode the Amtrack to Ft. Worth. They shopped and toured the Ft. Worth Stockyards then returned home on Amtrack. Mary Lou and Richard McElhatten spent Sunday afternoon in Enid where they helped her grandaughter celebrate her birthday.

Birthdays

Happy birthday to Cindy Baker, Dale Ross, Erica Goss Irlbeck, Carol Settle, Ruby Hawley, Donna Olson, and Gary Dolasinski.

Fire Dept./First Responders

Fire Dept. and First Responders will meet Thursday evening.

121 E. Main, Cherokee, OK 580-596-3333

JARROD INMAN AND SAMANTHA PHILLIPS

Inman, Phillips to marry in May Mark and Leta Phillips of Hazelton, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Jo, to Jarrod Thomas Inman, son of Tim and Sharon Inman of Cherokee. The couple will be married May 21 at the United Methodist Church in Kiowa, Kan. Sammi is a 2005 graduate of South Barber (Kan.) High School and a 2010 graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva with a degree in Health and Sports Science Education. She is employed at Cherokee Public Schools. Jarrod is a 2006 graduate of Cherokee High School and

will graduate in May from Northwestern with a degree in Health and Sports Science Education. He is completing his student teaching at South Barber Public Schools. Samantha is the granddaughter of Shirley Garner of Kiowa, Kan., and the late Dwane Garner, and the late Clifton and Harlene Phillips, formerly of Stratford, Texas. Jarrod is the grandson of Delfred and Ila Inman of Waynoka and David and Norma Sechrist of Topeka, Kan. The couple will reside in Kiowa following their honeymoon in Florida.

On Sunday morning, 10:30 a.m., April 10, The First Baptist Church of Cherokee will host a very special guest singer/preacher. That evening and continuing through Wednesday, April 13, the church will host its annual Bible Seminar. YoYo Collins will be the guest singer/preacher for this Sunday morning. He is no stranger to First Baptist Church. He has shared his story through song and testimony many times in recent years. May 14, 1977, YoYo was involved in a diving accident which broke his neck and severed his spinal cord. This left him paralyzed from the collar bone down. He began sharing in church in April 1980. He and his wife, Sandi, have traveled to 34 states sharing their message. Dr. Jack Terry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, will begin a study of the book of Ephesians at 6 p.m., concluding at 8 p.m. Sunday evening. Monday through Wednesday studies will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Dr. Terry has served in numerous churches. He is Professor of Foundations and Vice President Emeritus of Institutional Advancement at the seminary in Ft. Worth. He is a lifelong student of the Scriptures, a frequent traveler to Israel, and a Sunday School teacher at First Baptist in Euless, Texas. This will be his fifth year to lead a study of the scriptures in Cherokee. The public is invited and a nursery is provided.

Wheatheart menu Menu is subject to change due to availability of foods. Monday, April 11 - Dinner Frank, Chips, Creamy Coleslaw, Roll, Jell-O. Tuesday, April 12 - Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Tropical Fruit. Wednesday, April 13 - Frito Chili Pie, Carrots, Broccoli, Cook’s Choice dessert. Thursday, April 14 - Sausage Patty, Hashbrown Casserole, Orange, Biscuit. Friday, April 15 - Closed. For reservation, call 580-5962792 Cherokee, or 580-852-3248 Helena, by noon the day before.

June Hutson’s a gal who is Cherokee born, And you’ve known her for 89 years. Let her know it’s all righty April 12 to turn 90 With a card shower, good wishes and cheers! Please join June’s family & friends with a card shower for her 90th birthday on April 12. You can send your cards to June at, 1931 Turner, Ponca City, OK 74604.


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Library to celebrate new books, McLeod retirement The Friends of the Library invite everyone to drop by the City/County Library on Wednesday, April 13 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feature attractions for the day are an introduction to the newest books provided by The Libri Foundation, our Spring Cleaning Book Sale, and a retirement reception for former library director, Mary Alice McLeod. The Libri Foundation is a non-profit group that provides books for rural areas at a 2

to one match. The Friends of the Library donated $350 and received $1,050 in children’s books, plus an additional $350 one-time selection of math and science books. These extra books were provided by Hal Berenson and Laura Ackerman. The Libri Foundation offers this opportunity to rural libraries every three years. A much needed clearing out of older books has been done and many books, cassettes and videos will be available for $5 per sack during our Spring

Funerals CARL JAMES BAHM Carl James Bahm, 88, was born May 25, 1922, in Cherokee to John and Katherine Bahm and died on March 8, 2011. He joined the Army Air Corps at age 17, then joined the US Army Reserves, where he was eventually promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. He worked for OG&E for more than 30 years. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Julius; his parents; wife, Betty Ann Braun; and many brothers and sisters. He is survived by daughters, Diana, Cindy, Sue, and Kathleen; sons, Steve, Terry, Mark and Marty; a brother, Bob Bahm of Kaw City; and a sister, Elizabeth Terry of Kiowa, Kan.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. JOSTEN DANE HEATON ALVA — Funeral service for Josten Dane Heaton was at 1 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2011, at Alva First United Methodist Church. Rev. Terry Martindale officiated. Interment was in Capron Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral

Home, Alva. He was born March 30, 2011, to Jeff and Jaci Moore Heaton in Enid, and died Thursday, March 31, 2011, in Oklahoma City. He is survived by his parents; brother, Jantz Dace Heaton; grandparents, Dan and Karen Heaton of Alva, Jean Ann Moore of Hopeton, and Tommy and Gloria Moore of Stratford; great-grandparents, Julia Roberts of Alva, Joe D. Heaton of Alva, Norma Jean Jones of Thomas and Robert and Jane Avery of Ada. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made through the funeral home to March of Dimes. Remembrances may be shared with the family at www. marshallfuneralhomes.com. MAX M. BERRY PONCA CITY – A memorial service for Max M. Berry, 75, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the First Christian Church in Ponca City. He died Saturday, April 2, 2011, in Conroe, Texas. He was raised in Alfalfa County and was a long-time resident of Ponca City, Okla.

CHEROKEE CHURCHES First United Methodist Pastor: Paul Calkin Pastor: Jeni Markham Clewell Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Snack Supper: 5:30 p.m. Evening Worship: 6:00 p.m. CHUM Classes: 6:30 p.m. Wed.Children’s Choir: 4 p.m. Wed. Evening Choir Chime:6:30 Choir Practice: 7:30 p.m.

Living Vine Community Church Pastors: Matthew & Tamara Yoder Sun.Worship: 10 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m. Men’s: 2nd & 4th Mon., Women’s: 2nd & 4th Wed.

New Life Assembly of God Interim Pastor: Robert Stewart Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Bible Study & Prayer: 6:30 p.m. Wed. Prayer & Bible Study: 7p.m. Prayer line: (580) 596-2155

Church of Christ Riverside Preacher: Jeffrey Keele Sunday School: 10 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:50 a.m. Evening Worship: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7:00 p.m.

Bethel Baptist Church Pastor: Rev. Ed Jones Sunday School: 10 a.m. Morning Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday Youth: 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study, Wed.: 7 p.m. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Pastor: Dr. Ron Hansen Youth Minister: Barbara James Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m. Youth Meet: 5:30 p.m. KREJ Radio Wed: 8:20, 12:55, 5:25

BURLINGTON CHURCHES Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Pastor: Dr. Richard Duckworth Church School: 10 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m.

Helena United Methodist Pastor: Joel Thompson Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Youth Group: 6 p.m.

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We Invite You to Hear YoYo Collins In Concert

Want to Go Deeper into the Word?

Join us for our Bible Seminar April 10th through 13th First Baptist Church of Cherokee Sunday: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Teacher: Dr. Jack Terry Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Morning Worship: Bible Study:

10:45 a.m. 6 p.m.

AMORITA CHURCHES Amorita Community Pastor: Guy Phillip Harris Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Prairie Valley United Methodist Pastor: Mary Irby Morning Worship: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.

First Baptist Church Cherokee, Oklahoma

10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 10

Everyone Welcome Nursery Provided

Nursery Provided Everyone Welcome

GOLTRY CHURCHES St. Michael’s Catholic Church Pastor: Father Larry Kowalski Sun. Morning Mass: 7:30 a.m. Except for Special Occasions Community Bible Church Pastor: Bryan Baldwin Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship: 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study: 7:00 p.m.

First Congregational Church Pastor: Jane Ho Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Family Meal: 1st Sunday, Noon Ladies Aid:1st Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Last Sunday: Holy Communion New Covenant Fellowship Pastor: Dale Cummins Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship: 6:00 p.m. Wed. Yth Grp, Bible Study: 7 p.m. Pleasant View Mennonite Pastors: Dennis Koehn, Randy Schmidt, & Patrick Koehn Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship: 7:30 p.m. Ladies Aid: 1st & 3rd Thursday Zoar Mennonite Pastor: Gary Eastin Sunday School: 9:40 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:40 a.m. Sun & Wed Evening Serv: 6 p.m. DRIFTWOOD CHURCH Driftwood Christian Minister: Greg Schmidt Bible School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. BYRON CHURCH Ridin’ 4 Him Cowboy Church Sunday Learnin’: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Preachin’: 10:00 a.m. Communion 1st Sun. of Month Fellowship Potluck 1st Sun./Mo. JET CHURCHES Nazarene Church Pastor: Dean Holt Worship Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Vining Community Church Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service: 11:00 a.m. Wed. Prayer Mtg: 7:30 p.m. Fellowship & Communion last Sunday of the month

First Baptist Church Pastor: Scott Hofen Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.

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FUNERAL HOME

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Church of Christ Pastor: Bill Springer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship: 5:30 p.m.

St. Cornelius Catholic Church Pastor: Father Lawrence Mass Every Sunday: 11:15 a.m.

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HELENA CHURCHES First Christian Church Pastor: Jay Drawbridge Wednesday Bible: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:20 a.m.

Nazarene Church Pastor: Dean Holt Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 11 a.m. Evening Worship: 7 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7:30 p.m.

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greet Mary Alice as she retires after many years of devoted service to our library, and meet our new library director, Star Baker.

Green Valley Free Methodist Church Pastor: David Keller Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 10:45 a.m.

First Baptist Church Pastor: Tom Cooksey Assoc. Pastor: Brandon Holloway Morning Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Discipleship Training: 6 p.m. Evening Worship: 7 p.m. Wednesday Prayer: 7 p.m.

Friends Church Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m.

Cleaning Book Sale. These books are ready to purchase now through April 13. Please come by 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., April 13, to meet and

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ALINE CHURCHES Methodist Church Pastor: Scott Heusel Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Bible Study: 5:00 p.m. Pleasant Plain Church of the Brethren Pastor: Elsie Koehn Sunday School: 10 a.m. Morning Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday Eve Service: 7:30 p.m. 3rd Sunday Fellowship following Church Service First Christian Church Pastor: Polly Young Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Youth Group: 4 p.m. CYF: 5 p.m. Wildwood Chapel River RoadNon-Denominational Sunday: 830 p.m.

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Carmen Baptist Church Pastor: Jerry Stafford Morning Worship: 9:30 a.m.

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Assembly of God Pastor: Rev. Mike Wiles Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m.

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Carmen United Methodist Pastor: John Bizzell Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.

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Josh Shepard wins high jump Cherokee, Burlington thinclads Cherokee competes against large schools at Kingfisher KINGFISHER – Cherokee's Chiefs, competing against much larger schools – managed a sixth place finish in the Kingfisher Invitational Track Meet staged here Saturday, scoring 40 points. Twenty-two teams participated in the meet. Coach Matt Guffy's Lady Chiefs scored 12 points to tie Clinton for ninth place in the team standings. Tuttle claimed the girls' title with 121 points. Senior Josh Shepard was the only member of Coach Steve Hickman's boys squad to bring home a gold medal. He captured the high jump with a leap of 6'-4". Shepard also had a good outing in the long jump, where he took second with a leap of 19'3". The Chiefs' two third place finishes at the meet came from Jerran Waugh in the discus and the 1600-meter relay team of Justin Schanbacher, Collin Washburn, Cortez LeeRead and Josh Argraves. Fourth place points came from Schanbacher in the 300-meter hur-

dles. Carli Richmond turned in one of the best times in the state to date in the 400-meter dash. She cruised to a 1:04.5 time, good enough for third in competing against the bigger schools at Kingfisher. The Lady Chiefs' 1600-meter relay squad of Jess Unruh, Mollie Hawkins, Jaylyn Packard and Richmond placed fifth, while the 400-meter relay team of Hawkins, Packard, Unruh and Richmond picked up sixth place points. CHIEFS 300 Hurdles: 4. Schanbacher, 43.47. 1600 Relay: 3. Cherokee (Schanbacher, Washburn, Lee-Read, Argraves), 3:41.47. High Jump: 1. Shepard, 6-4. Long Jump: 2. Shepard, 19-3. Discus: 3. Waugh, 130-5. LADY CHIEFS 400 Dash: 3. Richmond, 1:04.05. 400 Relay: 6. Cherokee (Hawkins, Packard, Unruh, Richmond), 55.97. 1600 Relay: 5. Cherokee (Unruh, Hawkins, Packard, Richmond), 4:38.72.

Fish and Wildlife Service conducts fishing, hunting, recreation survey The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will soon be conducting the 12th National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and WildlifeAssociated Recreation. Hunters, anglers and other wildlife enthusiasts across the nation will be asked to participate in interviewing, which began April 1. The survey, which has been conducted every five years since 1955, will involve 53,000 households. The survey is funded by the Multistate Conservation Grant Program authorized by the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000. The survey provides the only comprehensive statistical database available on participation and expenditures for hunting,

fishing and wildlife-watching in all 50 states. The information is collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, primarily through telephone interviews to be conducted April to June and September to October in 2011, and January to March in 2012. Those contacted will be asked about their participation and expenditures in several categories of wildlife-associated recreation. The results will be available in a national report and in 50 individual state reports. “The last survey published in 2006 revealed 87.5 million Americans enjoyed some form of wildlife-related recreation and spent more than $122.3 billion pursuing their activities,” said Hannibal Bolton, assistant director for the Service’s Wild-

Lady Elks, Washington place at Medford MEDFORD – A second place finish by Tiffany Rieger of Burlington in the 400-meter dash and a second place in the long jump by Henry Washington of Aline-Cleo were the featured performances by Alfalfa County thinclads competing here Thursday, March 31, in the Medford Invitational Track Meet. Following are local results from that meet: GIRLS 400 Dash: 2. Rieger, Burlington, 1:08.37. 400 Relay: 5. Burlington, 57.58. 800 Relay: 3. Burlington, 1:58.89. BOYS Long Jump: 2. Washington, Aline-Cleo, 19-9.

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life and Sport Fish Restoration program. Participation is voluntary and all responses are strictly confidential. Data collected is used for statistical purposes only and no participant can be identified from information contained in the database and follow-up reports. Representative samples will be based on the initial contacts and include 19,000 anglers and hunters and 10,000 wildlife watchers (wildlife photographers, feeders, and observers). Preliminary survey findings will be available in the spring of 2012. Final reports will be issued beginning in the fall of 2012. The reports, when completed, will be posted at <http:// wsfrprograms.fws.gov>.

Sports Keep track of your favorite team in Alfalfa County!

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Bill and I want to thank the Cherokee Publishing Co. for the best Retirement given to Bill. It was a great day. Thanks to all the friends and business people who shared Bill’s day. The notes, cards and phone calls will be long remembered. He has enjoyed working with everyone and you will see him around a lot. Thank you again to all our friends.

Bill & ElDora

brave cold to score at Fairview FAIRVIEW – Competing as much with the wind and cold as with other teams, track squads from Cherokee and Burlington finished in the middle of the pack at the Fairview Invitational Track Meet on Tuesday, March 29. Coach Steve Hickman's Chiefs tallied 48 points in the 17 team field, good enough for fifth place. Watonga won the boys' division with 154 points, followed by Velma-Alma with 151, Okeene 94, Oklahoma Bible Academy 59. Cherokee's Lady Chiefs picked up 33 points to place seventh in the 15-team girls' division, while Burlington's Lady Elks scored 10 for twelfth place. Watonga won the meet with 114 points. Chisholm was runnerup with 113 points. Top finishers for the Chiefs were second place performances turned in by Josh Shepard in the high jump and Justin Schanbacher in the 300-meter hurdles. The Lady Chiefs best placings came in the 400-meter dash, where Carli Richmond took

third, and the 3200-meter relay team (Jess Unruh, Mollie Hawkins, Jaylyn Packard, Richmond), which also picked up third place points. Burlington's Staci Stewart placed fourth in the 800-meter run for the Lady Elks top placing. BOYS Shot Put: 3. Alex York, Cherokee, 45-1. Discus: 3. Jerran Waugh, Cherokee, 136-8; 5. York, Cherokee, 12510. High Jump: 2. Shepard, Cherokee, 6-2. 400 Relay: 5. Cherokee (Josh Argraves, Cortez Lee-Read, Shepard, Schanbacher), 46.29. 100 Dash: 4. Schanbacher, 11.9. 400 Dash: 5. Collin Washburn, Cherokee, 54.83. 300 Hurdles: 2. Schanbacher, 43.17. 1600 Relay: 4. Cherokee (Washburn, Argraves, Lee-Read, Schanbacher), 3:45.07. GIRLS 3200 Relay: 3. Cherokee (Unruh, Hawkins, Packard, Richmond), 11:41.09. 400 Relay: 4. Cherokee (Hawkins,

Packard, Unruh, Richmond), 56.53; 6. Burlington, 2:01.89. 800 Run: 4. Stewart, Burlington, 2:49.12. 400 Dash: 3. Richmond, Cherokee, 1:07.08; 5. Tiffany Rieger, Burlington, 1:10.69; 6. Packard, Cherokee, 1:11.25. 1600 Run: 5. Hawkins, Cherokee, 6:39.22. 1600 Relay: 5. Cherokee (Unruh, Hawkins, Packard, Richmond), 4:46. 32.

CHEROKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Monday, April 11 Sliced Ham Cheesy Potatoes Okra Hot Rolls Oranges Tuesday, April 12 Sloppy Joes on a Bun Tater Tots Pears

Burlington Educational Foundation proudly introduces

RENEW! A fund drive for renovating the Little Gym.

Wednesday, April 13 Steak Fingers Mashed Potatoes Green Beans Fruit Thursday, April 14 Beefy Nachos Tossed Salad Mixed Fruit Nacho Chips

Donations are 100% tax deductible. Make checks payable to the BEF, designate RENEW! in the memo.

Friday, April 15 Chicken Sandwich Carrot/Cucumber/Tomato Peanut Butter Bar Fresh Fruit

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CEO/Executive Director This week, Tim is celebrating his third year at the helm of the Health Center. A native of Hugoton, Kan., he obtained his Bachelor's degree from Panhandle Oklahoma State University and his Master's degree from the University of Phoenix. Tim has overseen the Health Center's move from the former Alfalfa County Medical Clinic into the former county hospital. He and his wife, Terri, are the parents of four children: Tobi, an RN at St. Mary's Hospital in Enid; Timara, a sophomore at Southern Nazarene University; Tesica, a freshman at Southern Nazarene; and Trenton, a sixth grader. The Starkeys reside in Alva and are members of the Alva Church of the Nazarene. Tim is a member of the Cherokee Rotary Club. Church activities take up much of Tim's spare time, but when he can he likes to camp, hike and fish in the Colorado mountains.

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TRACK SCHEDULE March 29 April 2 April 8 April 12 April 14 April 23 April 26 April 30 May 6-7

Fairview 10 a.m. Kingfisher 9 a.m. Okeene 10:30 a.m. S. Barber 3 p.m. Ringwood 8-Man 10 a.m. Ringwood 9:30 a.m. Medford Conf. 10 a.m. Regional TBA State Carl Albert

Boys Coach: Steve Hickman Girls Coach: Matt Guffy

Members of the Cherokee Lady Chiefs Track Team are Jaylyn Packard, Taylor Wright, Carli Richmond, Sabrina Wilber, Jessica Unruh, Mollie Hawkins, Brianna Wilhite and Macy Starks. Girls Coach is Matt Guffy.

Members of the Cherokee Chiefs Track Team are Justin Schanbacher, Collin Washburn, Joshua Shepard, Evan Bagenstos, Alex York, Derek Richmond, Jerran Waugh, Austin Huckabee, Joshua Argraves, Michael Lucas, Cortez Lee-Read, Tanner Ducotey, Tim James and Brandon Kreiman. Boys Coach is Steve Hickman. Trainer is Taylor Highfill.

BASEBALL SCHEDULE April 1-2 Conf Tourney Helena April 5 Fort Supply Fort Supply April 7 Buffalo Buffalo April 11, 12, 15 Ringwood Tourney April 18-19 District Tourney

TBA 4:00 4:30 TBA TBA

Coach: Terry Chapman

GOLF SCHEDULE UNAVAILABLE

Members of the Cherokee Chiefs Baseball Team are Josh Argraves, Josh Ard, Austin Hawkins, Grant DeWitt, Derek McKinnon, Zac James, Austin Huckabee, Ruben Castro and Brandon Kreiman. Coach is Terry Chapman.

Members of the Cherokee Golf Team are Jaylyn Packard, Austin Hawkins and Sabrina Wilber.

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Ronnie Steadman, DVM and Staff Cherokee - 596-2478

Pate Agency Winona Bruner, Agt. Paula Mahieu, Agt.

Cristopher Schultz, D.O. Niki Lewis-Wyatt P.A.-C 221 S. Grand - 596-3516

Farm Bureau

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Cherokee Manor

The Gettin’ Place Ministries

580-596-3358

Southgate Addition - 596-3423

121 S. Grand 596-2764

Rick Caruthers Construction

Pizza Hut - Cherokee

Wilber Fertilizer

9th & Ohio - 596-2341

105 Loop Drive 596-3514

213 N. Grand - 596-3440 Jeff & Ken

The Farmers Table

Pool Store

Phil’s Leather

201 S. Okla. - 596-2705 Doyce & Rachel Hager

112 N. Grand 596-3700

First United Methodist Church

First Baptist Church

Double T Veterinary Clinic

614 S. Grand - 596-3475 Brother Tom Cooksey

Jon Tevebaugh - 596-3500

400 S. Grand - 596-2400

Great Salt Plains Health Center 405 S. Okla. - 596-2800

209 N. Grand 596-2334

T.H. Rogers Lumber Company 301 N. Grand - 596-3481


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April 15 last day to register for Cherokee bond election Friday, April 15, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the May 10 special election to consider a $441,000 Cherokee School District bond issue. “Two propositions will be on the ballot,” said Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein. Proposition No. 1 totals $127,500 with $40,000 dedicated to heating and air in the elementary gym and high school locker rooms; $39,500 for flooring in the junior high and elementary schools, and new carpet in the band room, library and computer rooms; $32,000 for new desks; and $16,000 to replace lighting fixtures in the grade school. Proposition No. 2 totals $313,500 and is considered a transportation bond. It would cover $145,000 for a new 70-passenger bus, $52,000 for a new 30-passenger bus, $66,000 for two new Suburbans and $10,000 for a new lawn mower. Stein said persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters. Those who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence, and persons who are registered but who need to change their

registration information, may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma voter registration application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Friday, April 15. Applications postmarked after that time, said Stein, still will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be approved until after May 10. The county Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration, she explained. The response is either a voter identification card listing the new voter's precinct number and polling place location, or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved. Stein said any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the county Election Board office. Oklahoma voter registration application forms are available at the county Election Board office located on the second floor of the Alfalfa County Court House. They are also available at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Stein said applications also are available on the Internet at www.elections.ok.gov.

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Auction Location: 230 Hickory Street, Jet, OK Order of Auction: Home will be offered at 10:00 a.m. Farm and Ranch equipment sells immediately after the home, followed by the tools and personal property. This is a very nice home situated on approx. 7.75 acres in Jet, OK. Some of the many features of the home and acreage include: approx. 1,710 sq. ft. of living area on main floor * approx. 1,500 sq. ft. finished basement with ¾ bath * 4 bedrooms * 2 baths * central heat & air * lots of space for garden & outdoor activities * 2 car garage * large metal shop building with full cement floor * Be sure to take a look! Terms: 10% of the purchase price is to be placed in escrow the day of the auction with the balance being due upon delivery of merchantable title. All information is taken from sources believed to be reliable; however, no guarantee is made by the auction company or its employer. Buyers should satisfy themselves as to size, condition, etc. prior to auction day. Announcements made the day of auction supersede all advertising. Call Jeff Crissup, auction mgr, 580-541-9246 for appt to view the home and details. Personal Property Car: ’95 Buick LeSabre, 4 dr, 157,500 +- mi, 3600, V-6 eng, auto, AC, leather, VIN# 164HR5214SH455477; Tractors/ Combine/Headers/Swathers: ‘78 JD 4640, 019984R, shows 0654.3 hrs, cab & air, quad range trans., duals, 3-remotes, 3-pt, 540/1000 PTO; ‘78 JD 4440, SN# 4440H 0313501R, shows 6,857.5 hrs, cab & air, quad range trans., duals, 2-remotes, 3-pt, 540/1000 PTO; ‘63 JD 3010, shows 1,921.5 miles, SN# 301012T38653, 1-remote, 3-pt, 540 PTO; ‘82 Gleaner L2, 670T eng.; 24’ Gleaner header; 20’ flex header; 13’6” pkup header; header trlr; ‘73 Versatile draper swather, good running condition; Bushhog 3-pt disc swather,(needs work); JD 640 side delivery rake; Trucks/Pickups: ’74 Chevy 2-T truck, C60, VIN# CE631P133182, shows 45,312 miles, 350 V-8 eng., 16’ steel bed, 2-way hoist, 5spd trans. w/2 spd rear axle, plumbed for hyd. auger; ‘67 Chevy truck, C50, VIN# CE537S174370, shows 95,734 miles, V-8 eng., 16’ steel bed, 1-way hoist, 4 spd. trans. w/2-spd rear axle; ‘67 Int. truck, 345 V-8 eng., 5 spd trans. w/2 spd rear axle, 2-way hoist, Mabar bed w/pindal hitch; ‘94 Chevy 3500, Butler bale bed w/cushion hitch assembly, new diesel engine w/10,000+/- mls, auto trans., single cab; ‘97 Chevy 2500, 6.0 V-8 gas eng., 2-wd, single cab, auto trans.; ‘82 Ford F-150, single cab, auto trans., V-8 gas eng.; No Till Drill/Tillage/Mowers: ‘09 15’ Sunflower no till drill, model #941Z, SN# 9412L0727, 7 ½ double disc, liquid fert attach; JD B20-8C grain drill w/fert box; JD 3600 pull type moleboard plow 5-18”; 50’ Ratzlaff harrow; Flex-King 16’ offset disc; JD 36’ & JD 28’ field conditioner; 14’ tandem disc; Wako 3-pt track wacker; Krause 14’ chisel w/Wako harrow attach; Wako 3-pt 13’8” cult w/harrow attach; Tucker 10’ speed mover; Brushhog 15’ mower; JD 709 mower; Misc John Deere: Dozer blade; tractor weights; RX 95 riding lawn mower, 30” cut, 12.5 hp w/pressurized lube; 158 front end loader; many surplus parts; cultivator teeth; Livestock Equip: ‘83 Gooseneck 20’x6’ stock trlr, open top, rubber floors; Honda “Rancher” E5 electric shift showing 1187+/- mls; 2-Broyhill stock tank heaters; Misc vet supplies; Easy Roll wire roller; 4-wheel spray rig; Wako 2-wheel spray rig; 8-various sz & cond cattle self feeders; feed bunks; rd bale feeders; WW cattle processing chute; shop built loading chute (WW style) w/rubber floor; 3-pt 200 gal. spray rig 30’; 3-pt front end loader/bale spike; Shop Tools/Equip: Lincoln SA 200 welder on 2-wheel trlr w/leads; Lincoln 225 shop welder; cutting torch w/papers; Sears 220v shop air comp; drill press; cut off saw; bench grinder; Rockwell 10” table saw; many hand tools; parts washer; Uncatogorized: Windmill repair parts/tools; hyd. shop cherry picker; trlr mtd 250 gal. propane tank; 100 & 200 gal. fuel tanks; 100’- 220 volt cord/roller/trlr; sev. elect. augers; Speed King 42’ grain auger w/10 hp gas engine; elec. cement mixer; shop built gooseneck flatbed; skid mtd 250 gal. water tank; 120 gal. propane tank; 6” hyd. grain auger; 3-pkup bed trlrs; overhead diesel tank; Auctioneers note: Due to impending health issues Ernie and Sandra Page have decided to retire and move to Enid. We feel very fortunate he has selected us to market his home and machinery for him. There will be something here for you. Come and spend an enjoyable day with us.

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Alfalfa County District Court Docket Civil Creditors Recovery Corp. has sued Nichole Sowiecki, Jet, for indebtedness in an amount less than $10,000. Kryko LLC has sued Deka Inc., Deka Exploration Inc., Deka Holding Co. LLC, Fractalsoft LLC, LSRAM LLC, David Pinard, Cheryl Pinard, SVW Production LLC, SVK Energy LLC, Visun LLC, Argosy Oil Co., Billy J. Benear, Doris Benear, Vernon L. Bittman Jr., Gwendolyn L. Brown, Dan Darling, Floyd E. Farha, Firstland Petroleum Corporation, FL Services Inc. Good Oil Inc., Hewitt Mineral Corporation, William Massad, Donald Massad, Muras Energy Inc., Rera Inc., Schmid Properties

Inc., Valbel West Corporation, Wolfsnare Royalty and Mineral, Great White Pressure Pumping LLC, Arvine Pipe & Supply Co. Inc., Allied Bank Memorial for breach of contract in an amount that exceeds $10,000. Marriage Licenses Damon K. Sherrell and Ashley Noel Erikson, both of Dacoma, have filed for a marriage license. A marriage ceremony was performed by Judge Loren Angle. Traffic Charged with speeding 1-10 mph over speed limit, $188.50, are Alonzo Leva Andrade, Del City; Hector Librado Montez, Odessa, Texas; Austin Lynn Hawkins, Cherokee.

LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & of supply, which includes the 2nd Lovell Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t common source of supply, in said Section BEFORE THE CORPORATION 15, Township 28 North, Range 12 West COMMISSION of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, that OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA such order effectively formed 640-acre APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE drilling and spacing units in such section for OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE such separate common sources of supply EXPLORATION, L.L.C. and that such spacing as formed by such RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING order in said section for such separate LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 15 common sources of supply remains in full TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH RANGE 12 force and effect; and (iii) granting such WEST OF THE IM ALFALFA COUNTY, other and further relief as may be proper OKLAHOMA based upon the evidence presented at the CAUSE CD NO. 201101537 hearing herein. NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All application in this cause requests that the persons, owners, producers, operators, order to be entered in this matter be made purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and effective as of the date of the execution all other interested persons, particularly in thereof or as of a date prior thereto. Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, more particuNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that larly the parties set out on the Exhibit “A” this cause will be referred to an Adminattached to the application on file in this istrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of cause, and, if any of the named individuals evidence and reporting to the Corporation be deceased, then the unknown heirs, ex- Commission. ecutors, administrators, devisees, trustees NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that and assigns, both immediate and remote, this cause will be heard before an Adminof such deceased individual; if any of the istrative Law Judge on the Conservation named entities is a dissolved partnership, Docket at the Corporation Commission, corporation or other association, then the First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 unknown successors, trustees and as- North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, signs, both immediate and remote, of such Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 25th day dissolved entity; if any of the named parties of April 2011, and that this notice will be designated as a trustee is not presently published as required by law and the rules acting in such capacity as trustee, then the of the Commission. unknown successor or successors to such NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that trustee; if any of the named parties desig- the Applicants and interested parties may nated as an attorney-in-fact is not presently present testimony by telephone. The cost acting in such capacity as attorney-in-fact, of telephonic communication shall be paid then the unknown successor or successors by the person or persons requesting its to such attorney-in-fact; and if any of the use. An interested party who wishes to named entities are corporations which participate by telephone shall contact the do not continue to have legal existence, Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to the unknown trustees or assigns of such the hearing date, and provide his or her parties. name and phone number. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ApNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all plicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this acChesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have filed an application in this cause requesting the tion contact Nathan Cook, landman, (405) Corporation Commission to enter an order, 935-8257, or Freda L. Williams, attorney, OBA No. 16338, (405) 879-9485, Chesaas follows: (i) amending Order No. 330728 peake Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, to delete said Section 15, Township 28 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, from the purview of Please refer to Cause CD Number. CORPORATION COMMISSION the Lovell common source of supply and OF OKLAHOMA to vacate the -acre drilling and spacing unit DANA L. MURPHY, Chair previously formed by such order for such JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman common source of supply in such lands; BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner (ii) interpreting and clarifying Order No. DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 25th 183054 so as to determine and confirm that such order effectively spaced the day of March 2011. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION Shawnee common source of supply, which includes the 1st Lovell common source of PEGGY MITCHELL, supply, and the Douglas common source Commission Secretary

LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & sources of supply of gas so as to cover and Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t include said Section 13 and forming proper BEFORE THE CORPORATION drilling and spacing units in such section for COMMISSION OF THE STATE such separate common sources of supply, OF OKLAHOMA which units Applicant requests be formed APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE as 640-acre drilling and spacing units; and EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, (iii) granting such other and further relief LLC as may be proper based upon the evidence RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING presented at the hearing herein. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 13, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the TOWNSHIP 24 NORTH, RANGE 10 application in this cause requests that the WEST OF THE IM, ALFALFA COUNTY, order to be entered in this matter be OKLAHOMA made effective as of the date of the exCAUSE CD NO. 201101571 ecution thereof or as of a date prior thereto NOTICE OF HEARING and seeks to amend Order No. 302602 STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perwith respect to the Oswego, Manning sons, owners, producers, operators, and Mississippi Lime separate common purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and sources of supply of oil. all other interested persons, particularly in NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the folcause is set before an administrative law lowing: R.K. Pinson and Associates, LLC; judge for hearing, taking of evidence and Virgil C. Thorp; Marilyn C. Thorp; Paul L. reporting to the Commission. Young, deceased; Ellen L. Young; Donald NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this L. Young; David E. Young; Evelyn Pecha; cause will be heard before an administraS.C. Kealiher; Vicky L. Kealiher; Naravana tive law judge on the Conservation Docket Simons; Marzelle Williams; Michael H. at the Western Regional Service Office of Womack, as Trustee of the Michael H. the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Womack Revocable Trust U/D November Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, 9, 1995; if any of the above-named indi- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. viduals be deceased, then the unknown on the 25th day of April, 2011, and that this heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, notice be published as required by law and trustees and assigns, both immediate and the rules of the Commission. remote, of such deceased individual; if the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that above-named party which is a partner- Applicant and interested parties may presship, corporation or other association is ent testimony by telephone. The cost of dissolved, then the unknown successors, telephonic communication shall be paid by trustees and assigns, both immediate and the person or persons requesting its use. remote, of such dissolved entity; and if the Interested parties who wish to participate above-named party designated as a trust- by telephone shall contact Applicant or ee is not presently acting in such capacity Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing as trustee, then the unknown successor or date, and provide their names and telesuccessors to such trustee. phone numbers. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that AppliNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that cant, SandRidge Exploration and Produc- all interested persons may appear and tion, LLC, has filed an application in this be heard. For information concerning cause requesting the Corporation Comthis action, contact John R. Reeves, atmission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to torney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, be effective as of the date of the execution Two Leadership Square, 211 North Robthereof or as of a date prior thereto, as inson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, follows: (i) amending Order No. 302602 Telephone: (405) 235-1110; or Dillon Orr, to delete the SE¼ of Section 13, Township SandRidge Exploration and Production, 24 North, Range 10 West of the IM, Alfalfa LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, from the purview and City, OK 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) boundaries of the Oswego, Manning 429-6348. and Mississippi Lime separate common CORPORATION COMMISSION sources of supply of oil as covered by such OF OKLAHOMA order and to vacate the 80-acre drilling and DANA L. MURPHY, Chair spacing units previously formed by such JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman order for such separate common sources BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner of supply in the SE¼ of said Section 13; DONE AND PERFORMED this 31st day (ii) establishing the initial boundaries of of March, 2011. the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Big Lime- BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: Oswego, Red Fork (Cherokee), Manning PEGGY MITCHELL, and Mississippi Lime separate common Commission Secretary

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LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t Oklahoma. BEFORE THE CORPORATION NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the COMMISSION OF THE STATE Applicants in this cause are requesting the OF OKLAHOMA following special relief: (1) to designate the APPLICANTS: FAIRWAY RESOURCES Applicants or some other party as Operator OPERATING, LLC, AND FAIRWAY of the unit; (2) to pool the captioned lands RESOURCES PARTNERS II, LLC either as a unit or on a well bore basis; RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING and (3) to provide for the development LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ALL OF of the unit including the pooling of the SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 27 NORTH, proposed well and all subsequent wells RANGE 11 WEST, ALFALFA COUNTY, where applicable. OKLAHOMA NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this CAUSE CD NO. 201101603 cause be set before an Administrative Law NOTICE OF HEARING Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perreporting to the Commission. sons, owners, producers, operators, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that purchasers and takers of oil and gas and this cause will be heard before an Adminall other interested persons, particularly istrative Law Judge on the Initial Hearing in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, and more Docket at the Corporation Commission, particularly Chesapeake Exploration, First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma L.L.C.; Churchill Royalty Company; LCK City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 25th Limited Liability Company; Los Quatros, day of April, 2011, and that this notice be LLC; SandRidge Energy, Inc.; SandRidge published as required by law and the rules Exploration and Production, L.L.C.; Shirley of the Commission. Mae Holstein; The Unknown Heirs, DeviNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that sees, Successors and Assigns of Byrdie the Applicants and interested parties may W. Schoeb, deceased; The Unknown present testimony by telephone. The cost Heirs, Devisees, Successors and Assigns of telephonic communication shall be of Roy Schoeb, deceased; The Unknown paid by the person or persons requesting Heirs, Devisees, Successors and Assigns its use. Interested parties who wish to of Gilbert A. Forney, deceased; George participate by telephone shall contact the F. Forney, Jr.; Jerry D. Schoeb; Charles Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to Arthur Wingate; The Unknown Heirs, Devi- the hearing date, and provide their name sees, Successors and Assigns of Bertrum and phone number. McLaughlin, deceased; The Unknown NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all Heirs, Devisees, Successors and Assigns interested persons may appear and be of Electra Hope, deceased; and The heard. For information concerning this Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Successors action, contact DAN TAYLOR, LANDand Assigns of Lona Jones, deceased; MAN, Bearcat Land, Inc., 11032 Quail and if any of the above are deceased, the Creek Road, Suite 102, Oklahoma City, unknown heirs, executors, administrators, Oklahoma 73120, Telephone: (405) 755devisees, trustees and assigns, immediate 9001, Ext. 41; OR JOHN C. MORICOLI, and remote, of the above-named parties; JR., Attorney, Two Leadership Square, and if any of the above are corporations 211 N. Robinson, Suite 1200, Oklahoma which do not continue to have legal exisCity, Oklahoma 73102-7114, Telephone: tence, the unknown trustees or assigns of (405) 235-3357. such corporations. CORPORATION COMMISSION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the OF OKLAHOMA Applicants in this cause are requesting DANA L. MURPHY, Chair that the Commission pool the interests, JEFF CLOUD, Vice-Chairman designate an operator, and adjudicate BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner the rights and equities of oil and gas DONE AND PERFORMED this 4th day owners in the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, of April, 2011. Oswego, Red Fork, Basal Pennsylvanian BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: (Cherokee) Sand, Mississippi Chat and PEGGY MITCHELL, Mississippi Lime common sources of sup- Commission Secretary ply underlying all of Section 14, Township

LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & completion interval, and to be completed Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t in and to produce hydrocarbons from the BEFORE THE CORPORATION above-named separate common sources COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF of supply, with such authorization and OKLAHOMA permission running in favor of Applicant APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE or some other party recommended by EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper LLC allowable for the proposed well involved RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION herein as to the separate common sources EXCEPTION of supply covered hereby, which allowable LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 34, Applicant requests be established as a full TOWNSHIP 29 NORTH, allowable with no downward adjustment RANGE 10 WEST OF THE IM, made thereto. ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CAUSE CD NO. 201101614 application in this cause requests that the NOTICE OF HEARING order to be entered in this matter be made STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All pereffective as of the date of the execution sons, owners, producers, operators, thereof or as of a date prior thereto and purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and that the authorization and permission all other interested persons, particularly requested herein run in favor of Applicant in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the or some other party recommended by following: Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; Applicant. Chesapeake Operating, Inc.;and if any of NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the the above-named parties is a dissolved “land sections adjacent to the area within partnership, corporation or other assothe location exception” requested herein in ciation, then the unknown successors, said Section 34 in regard to the subsurface trustees and assigns, both immediate and location tolerance areas described above remote, of such dissolved entity. are Sections 27, 28 and 33, Township 29 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Appli- North, Range 10 West of the IM, and Seccant, SandRidge Exploration and Produc- tions 3 and 4, Township 28 North, Range tion, LLC, has filed an application in this 10 West of the IM, all in Alfalfa County, cause requesting the Corporation ComOklahoma. The other “land sections” mission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to surrounding said Section 34 are Sections be effective as of the date of the execution 27 and 34, Township 29 North, Range 10 thereof or as of a date prior thereto, as West of the IM, and Section 2, Township follows: (i) authorizing and permitting an 28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, all in exception to the permitted well location Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. tolerances in the 640-acre drilling and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this spacing units formed in Section 34, Town- cause is set before an administrative law ship 29 North, Range 10 West of the IM, judge for hearing, taking of evidence and Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, reporting to the Corporation Commission Cottage Grove, Big Lime-Oswego, Cheroof Oklahoma. kee and Mississippian separate common NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that sources of supply, so as to allow a well to this cause is set for hearing before an adbe drilled from a surface location being not ministrative law judge on the Conservation closer than 165 feet from the north line and Docket at the Western Regional Service not closer than 660 feet from the west line Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim of said Section 34 to subsurface locations Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Bouof such well’s entry into and such well’s exit levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 from each of the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, A.M. on the 26th day of April, 2011, and Big Lime-Oswego and Cherokee separate that this notice be published as required by common sources of supply and to a sub- law and the rules of the Commission. surface location of such well’s entry into the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Mississippian common source of supply Applicant and interested parties may presbeing as follows: not closer than 165 feet ent testimony by telephone. The cost of from the north line and 660 feet from the telephonic communication shall be paid by west line of said Section 34, and with the the person or persons requesting its use. first perforation in the horizontal portion or Interested parties who wish to participate lateral of the borehole of such well in the by telephone shall contact Applicant or Mississippian common source of supply Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing being as follows: not closer than 165 feet date, and provide their names and telefrom the north line and 660 feet from the phone numbers. west line of said Section 34, and with the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all last perforation in the horizontal portion or interested persons may appear and be lateral of the borehole of such well in the heard. For information concerning this Mississippian common source of supply action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorney, being as follows: not closer than 165 feet OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two Leadfrom the south line and 660 feet from the ership Square, 211 North Robinson, Oklawest line of said Section 34, and with the homa City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: terminus or end point of the horizontal (405) 235-1110; or Justin Vakilzadeh, portion or lateral of the borehole of such SandRidge Exploration and Production, well in the Mississippian common source LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma of supply being as follows: not closer than City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: 165 feet from the south line and 660 feet (405) 429-5906. from the west line of said Section 34, and CORPORATION COMMISSION OF with a “tolerance distance” for the aboveOKLAHOMA described subsurface locations, horizontal DANA L. MURPHY, Chair portion or lateral and completion interval JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chair of such well being as follows: a distance BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner of not more than 200 feet in an easterly DONE AND PERFORMED this 4th day direction or in a westerly direction from of April, 2011. any such subsurface location, from any BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: point on or along such horizontal portion or PEGGY MITCHELL, lateral and from any point on or along such Commission Secretary

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LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & County, Oklahoma, so as to produce hyRepublican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t drocarbons from such common source of BEFORE THE CORPORATION supply, with such authorization and permisCOMMISSION OF THE STATE OF sion running in favor of Applicant or some OKLAHOMA other party recommended by Applicant, APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE and to establish proper allowables for such EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, well and such unit. LLC NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that RELIEF SOUGHT: INCREASED the application in this cause requests DENSITY that the order to be entered in this matter LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 34, (amending the applicable orders of the TOWNSHIP 29 NORTH, Commission, including Order No. 575647) RANGE 10 WEST OF THE IM, be made effective as of the date of the exALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA ecution thereof or as of a date prior thereto CAUSE CD NO. 201101612 and that the authorization and permission NOTICE OF HEARING requested herein run in favor of Applicant STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All peror some other party recommended by sons, owners, producers, operators, Applicant. purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this all other interested persons, particularly cause is set before an administrative law in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the judge for hearing, taking of evidence and following: Patsy R. Davis, as Trustee of reporting to the Commission. the Henry J. Davis and Patsy R. Davis ReNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this vocable Trust dated May 23, 2005; Ricky cause will be heard before an administraD. Hankey; Beverly J. Hankey; Stephen tive law judge on the Conservation Docket Holderby; Stephen Holderby, as Succes- at the Western Regional Service Office of sor Trustee Under the Willard Holderby the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Living Trust A Revocable Trust Dated Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, 2/17/94; Jackie Jill Ressler; Kay Frances Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. Beauchamp; Juanita Parr, as Trustee on the 26th day of April, 2011, and that this of the Juanita Parr Trust; Carol Parr, as notice be published as required by law and Trustee of the Carol Parr Living Trust; the rules of the Commission. Joe C. Ferrell; Max D. Ferrell; Jeanne NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that A. Shafiq; Donald P. Ferrell; Mary Alice Applicant and interested parties may presFerrell Sperry; Chesapeake Exploration, ent testimony by telephone. The cost of L.L.C.; Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Yale telephonic communication shall be paid by Oil Association, Inc.; Three Amigos Oil and the person or persons requesting its use. Gas, L.L.C.; if any of the above-named Interested parties who wish to participate individuals be deceased, then the unknown by telephone shall contact Applicant or heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing trustees and assigns, both immediate and date, and provide their names and teleremote, of such deceased individual; if phone numbers. any of the above-named parties is a disNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all solved partnership, corporation or other interested persons may appear and be association, then the unknown successors, heard. For information concerning this trustees and assigns, both immediate and action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorney, remote, of such dissolved entity; and if any OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two Leadof the above-named parties designated as ership Square, 211 North Robinson, Oklaa trustee is not presently acting in such homa City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: capacity as trustee, then the unknown suc(405) 235-1110; or Justin Vakilzadeh, cessor or successors to such trustee. SandRidge Exploration and Production, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and City, Oklahoma 73102-6406, Telephone: Production, LLC, has filed an application (405) 429-5906. in this cause requesting the Corporation CORPORATION COMMISSION Commission of Oklahoma to enter an OF OKLAHOMA order, to be effective as of the date of the DANA L. MURPHY, Chair execution thereof or as of a date prior JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chair thereto, amending the applicable orders BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner of the Commission, including Order No. DONE AND PERFORMED this 4th day 575647, to authorize and permit another of April, 2011. well in the 640-acre drilling and spacing BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: unit formed for the Mississippian common PEGGY MITCHELL, source of supply in Section 34, Township Commission Secretary 29 North, Range 10 West of the IM, Alfalfa

LEGAL NOTICE the unknown successor or successors to Published in the Cherokee Messenger & such attorney-in-fact. Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEFORE THE CORPORATION Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF Production, LLC, has filed an application OKLAHOMA in this cause requesting the Corporation APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE Commission of Oklahoma to enter an EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, order, to be effective as of the date of the LLC execution thereof or as of a date prior RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING thereto, as follows: (i) amending a prior LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 16, order of the Commission to enlarge and TOWNSHIP 29 NORTH, extend the boundaries of the Tonkawa, RANGE 9 WEST OF THE IM, Lansing, Marmaton, Cherokee and MisALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA sissippian separate common sources of CAUSE CD NO. 201101619 supply of gas so as to cover and include NOTICE OF HEARING fractional Section 16, Township 29 North, STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and Oklahoma, and to form proper drilling and all other interested persons, particularly in spacing units for such separate common sources of supply in such section, which Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the following: Cheryl Davis Mills; Fadrique Trust units Applicant requests be formed as created under Indenture of Trust dated “640-acre” drilling and spacing units; and 10-24-1972, and Raymond B. Keating, III (ii) granting such other and further relief as as Trustee of such trust; The First National may be proper based upon the evidence Bank and Trust Company of Tulsa, as presented at the hearing herein. Such Trustee of Trust C-for Sidney Davis Smith application further states that said Section under the L/W/T of Sidney H. Davis, De- 16 lies along the Oklahoma-Kansas state ceased; Floyd Hugh Davis; Georgi Davis boundary line and such section is a fracDune; Gregory C. Smith; Harris Bank, tional section, containing approximately Napierville, IL, as Successor Trustee f/b/o 541.80 acres. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Joseph Laurence Buell IV, Pearson Wells application in this cause requests that the Buell and Herbert Burling Buell; Davis order to be entered in this matter be made Smith Partnership; Helen May; Helen May, and Robert May as Attorney-in-Fact; Jean effective as of the date of the execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto and E. Smith; Jeffrey B. Smith; Jennifer Jeanne Davis; Jennifer E. Smith; Larry Bob Jones; seeks to amend Order No. 579986 with Myrna L. Jones; Lonna Smith, f/k/a Lonna respect to the Tonkawa, Lansing, MarmaSmith Hale; Louise H. Davis Irrevocable ton, Cherokee and Mississippian separate common sources of supply. Trust created by Declaration of Trust dated NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that 8-31-1976, and William Vilas Hanks as Trustee of such trust; MacDonnell Prop- this cause is set before an administrative erties, LLC; Margaret May Christian; Lee law judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Commission. Forrest Christian; Margaret May ChrisNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that tian; Mimi Davis Apthorp; Priscilla Davis Gravely; Donald G. MacDonnell Trust, this cause will be heard before an adminand Raymond B. Keating, III as Trustee of istrative law judge on the Conservation such trust; Richard A. MacDonnell Trust, Docket at the Western Regional Service and Richard A. MacDonell as Trustee of Office of the Corporation Commission, such trust; RJ & CS St. Germain Partner- Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln ship, Ltd., a Texas family partnership cre- Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ated by an agreement dated 12-30-1996, at 8:30 A.M. on the 26th day of April, and Raymond James St. Germain and 2011, and that this notice be published Charlotte Sloan St. Germain as General as required by law and the rules of the Commission. Partners; Robert E. May; Michele S. May; NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Round Hill Royalty LP, a Texas Limited Applicant and interested parties may Partnership; Round Hill Royalty Limited Partnership, a Texas limited partnership; present testimony by telephone. The cost Sandra Davis Kirk; Sidney Roger Davis; of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requestSuzanne Davis, LP; U.S. Bank, N.A., as Trustee of the William N. Smith Trust for ing its use. Interested parties who wish the benefit of Judith S. Mendoza; Virginia to participate by telephone shall contact Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior Howe Smith, as Trustee of the Virginia Howe Smith Revocable Oil & Gas Trust to the hearing date, and provide their dated 12-14-1989 as amended by the names and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that First Amendment to the Virginia Howe Smith Revocable Oil and Gas Trust dated all interested persons may appear and 5-10-1993; Wilbur Oil, L.L.C.; William A. be heard. For information concerning this action, contact John R. Reeves, May; Deborah Holden Cohen; ChesaAttorney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, peake Exploration, L.L.C.; Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; if any of the above-named Two Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, individuals be deceased, then the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, Telephone: (405) 235-1110; or Justin trustees and assigns, both immediate and Vakilzadeh, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr remote, of such deceased individual; if any of the above-named parties is a dis- Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 731026406, Telephone: (405) 429-5906. solved partnership, corporation or other CORPORATION COMMISSION association, then the unknown successors, OF OKLAHOMA trustees and assigns, both immediate and DANA. L. MURPHY, Chair remote, of such dissolved entity; if any of JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chair the above-named parties designated as BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner a trustee is not presently acting in such DONE AND PERFORMED this 5th day capacity as trustee, then the unknown successor or successors to such trustee; and of April, 2011. if the above-named party designated as BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: an attorney-in-fact is not presently acting PEGGY MITCHELL, in such capacity as attorney-in-fact, then Commission Secretary


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LEGAL NOTICES Stay informed! Read Legal Notices in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican. It’s your right to know! LEGAL NOTICE Section 21, Township 29 North, Range 9 Published in the Cherokee Messenger & West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t and to form proper drilling and spacing BEFORE THE CORPORATION units for such separate common sources COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF of supply in such section, which units ApOKLAHOMA plicant requests be formed as 640-acre APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE drilling and spacing units; and (ii) granting EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, such other and further relief as may be LLC proper based upon the evidence presented RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING at the hearing herein. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 21, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the TOWNSHIP 29 NORTH, RANGE 9 WEST OF THE IM, application in this cause requests that the ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA order to be entered in this matter be made CAUSE CD NO. 201101616 effective as of the date of the execution NOTICE OF HEARING thereof or as of a date prior thereto and STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All per- seeks to amend Order No. 579986 with sons, owners, producers, operators, respect to the Tonkawa, Lansing, Marmapurchasers and takers of oil and gas, and ton, Cherokee and Mississippian separate all other interested persons, particularly common sources of supply. in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this following: Bobby Eugene Koblitz; Carl R. cause is set before an administrative law McKee Revocable Trust, and Carl R. Mc- judge for hearing, taking of evidence and Kee as Trustee of such trust; Chesapeake reporting to the Commission. Exploration, L.L.C.; Chesapeake OperatNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this ing, Inc.; Florence McKee Revocable Trust, cause will be heard before an administraand Florence McKee as Trustee of such tive law judge on the Conservation Docket trust; Martin L. Buchanan; May Family at the Western Regional Service Office of 2006 Trust, and Robert E. May as Trustee the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe of such trust; Reta Colleen Garrett; Roberta Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Starks Trust No. 1 dated June 1, 1996, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. Roberta L. Starks and Sherry Lynn Hess on the 25th day of April, 2011, and that this as Trustees of such trust; TKO Royalty notice be published as required by law and Partners; Verda Ellen Versaw, a/k/a Verda the rules of the Commission. Starks; Wallace Richard Starks, a/k/a Dick NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Starks; William Dale Starks, a/k/a Dale Applicant and interested parties may presStarks, deceased; Kimberly Ann Blevins; ent testimony by telephone. The cost of Timothy Dale Starks; Tara Dawn Girty; telephonic communication shall be paid by Larry Dale Starks; if any of the abovethe person or persons requesting its use. named individuals be deceased, then the Interested parties who wish to participate unknown heirs, executors, administrators, by telephone shall contact Applicant or devisees, trustees and assigns, both im- Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing mediate and remote, of such deceased date, and provide their names and teleindividual; if any of the above-named par- phone numbers. ties is a dissolved partnership, corporation NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all or other association, then the unknown interested persons may appear and be successors, trustees and assigns, both heard. For information concerning this immediate and remote, of such dissolved action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorney, entity; and if any of the above-named par- OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two Leadties designated as a trustee is not presently ership Square, 211 North Robinson, Oklaacting in such capacity as trustee, then homa City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: the unknown successor or successors to (405) 235-1110; or Justin Vakilzadeh, such trustee. SandRidge Exploration and Production, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: Production, LLC, has filed an application (405) 429-5906. in this cause requesting the Corporation CORPORATION COMMISSION Commission of Oklahoma to enter an OF OKLAHOMA order, to be effective as of the date of the DANA. L. MURPHY, Chair execution thereof or as of a date prior JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chair thereto, as follows: (i) amending a prior BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner order of the Commission to enlarge and DONE AND PERFORMED this 5th day extend the boundaries of the Tonkawa, of April, 2011. Lansing, Marmaton, Cherokee and MisBY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: sissippian separate common sources of PEGGY MITCHELL, supply of gas so as to cover and include Commission Secretary

LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper allowable for the proposed well involved Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t herein as to the separate common sources BEFORE THE CORPORATION of supply covered hereby, which allowable COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF Applicant requests be established as a full OKLAHOMA allowable with no downward adjustment APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE made thereto. Such application further EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, states that there is currently pending LLC before the Commission an application of RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION Applicant to form “640-acre” drilling and EXCEPTION spacing units in said Section 16 for the LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 16, Tonkawa, Lansing, Marmaton, Cherokee TOWNSHIP 29 NORTH, and Mississippian separate common RANGE 9 WEST OF THE IM, sources of supply. ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CAUSE CD NO. 201101620 application in this cause requests that the NOTICE OF HEARING order to be entered in this matter be made STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, effective as of the date of the execution purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and thereof or as of a date prior thereto and all other interested persons, particularly in that the authorization and permission requested herein run in favor of Applicant Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that or some other party recommended by Applicant. Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Production, LLC, has filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation “land sections adjacent to the area within the location exception” requested herein in Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to be effective as of the date of the said Section 16 in the State of Oklahoma in regard to the subsurface location tolerance execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and areas described above are Sections 15, permitting an exception to the permitted 21 and 22, Township 29 North, Range 9 well location tolerances in the “640-acre” West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other “land sections” surrounding said drilling and spacing units to be formed in Section 16, Township 29 North, Range 9 Section 16 in the State of Oklahoma are Sections 17 and 20, Township 29 North, West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, for the Tonkawa, Lansing, Marmaton, Oklahoma. Cherokee and Mississippian separate NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this common sources of supply, so as to allow cause is set before an administrative law a well to be drilled from a surface location judge for hearing, taking of evidence and being not closer than 165 feet from the reporting to the Corporation Commission north line and not closer than 660 feet from the east line of Section 21, Township of Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this 29 North, Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, to subsurface locations cause is set for hearing before an adminof such well’s entry into and such well’s istrative law judge on the Conservation exit from each of the Tonkawa, Lansing, Docket at the Western Regional Service Marmaton and Cherokee separate com- Office of the Corporation Commission, mon sources of supply and to a subsur- Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln face location of such well’s entry into the Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. on the 26th day of April, Mississippian common source of supply being as follows: not closer than 165 feet 2011, and that this notice be published from the south line and 660 feet from the as required by law and the rules of the east line of said Section 16, with the first Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that perforation in the horizontal portion or lateral of the borehole of such well in the Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost Mississippian common source of supply being as follows: not closer than 165 feet of telephonic communication shall be from the south line and 660 feet from the paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish east line of said Section 16, and with the last perforation in the horizontal portion or to participate by telephone shall contact lateral of the borehole of such well in the Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their names Mississippian common source of supply being as follows: not closer than 165 feet and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all from the north line and 660 feet from the interested persons may appear and be east line of said Section 16, and with the heard. For information concerning this terminus or end point of the horizontal portion or lateral of the borehole of such action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two Leadwell in the Mississippian common source of supply being as follows: not closer than ership Square, 211 North Robinson, Okla165 feet from the north line and 660 feet homa City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: (405) 235-1110; or Justin Vakilzadeh, from the east line of said Section 16, and with a “tolerance distance” for the above- SandRidge Exploration and Production, described subsurface locations, horizontal LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma portion or lateral and completion interval City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) 429-5906. of such well being as follows: a distance CORPORATION COMMISSION of not more than 100 feet in an easterly direction or in a westerly direction from OF OKLAHOMA any such subsurface location, from any DANA L. MURPHY, Chair point on or along such horizontal portion or JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman lateral and from any point on or along such BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner completion interval, and to be completed DONE AND PERFORMED this 5th day in and to produce hydrocarbons from the of April, 2011. above-named separate common sources BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: of supply, with such authorization and PEGGY MITCHELL, permission running in favor of Applicant Commission Secretary or some other party recommended by

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LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & in the drilling and spacing units covered Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t hereby. Such application further requests BEFORE THE CORPORATION up to 365 days within which to commence COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF operations on or in connection with such OKLAHOMA initial well under such plan of development. APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE Such application further states that there EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, is currently pending before the CommisLLC sion an application of Applicant to form RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING 640-acre drilling and spacing units in said LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 21, Section 21 for the Tonkawa, Lansing, TOWNSHIP 29 NORTH, Marmaton, Cherokee and Mississippian RANGE 9 WEST OF THE IM, separate common sources of supply. ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that CAUSE CD NO. 201101618 the application in this cause requests that SandRidge Exploration and Production, NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All per- LLC, or some other party recommended sons, owners, producers, operators, by Applicant be designated as operator purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and under the order to be entered herein of the separate common sources of supply all other interested persons, particularly in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the in the drilling and spacing units covered following: Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; hereby, including the initial well and any subsequent well or wells drilled under or Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; William Dale Starks a/k/a Dale Starks; Larry Dale otherwise covered by Applicant’s proposed Starks; if any of the above-named indi- plan of development of such units. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this viduals be deceased, then the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, cause is set before an administrative law trustees and assigns, both immediate and judge for hearing, taking of evidence and remote, of such deceased individual; and reporting to the Corporation Commission if any of the above-named parties is a dis- of Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this solved partnership, corporation or other association, then the unknown successors, cause will be heard before an administratrustees and assigns, both immediate and tive law judge on the Conservation Docket at the Western Regional Service Office of remote, of such dissolved entity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, has filed an application Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. in this cause requesting the Corporation on the 25th day of April, 2011, and that this notice be published as required by law and Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order pooling the interests of oil and gas the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that owners, and adjudicating the rights and equities in connection therewith, in the Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of 640-acre drilling and spacing units to be formed in Section 21, Township 29 North, telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Interested parties who wish to participate Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, Lansing, Marmaton, Cherokee and Mississippian by telephone shall contact Applicant or separate common sources of supply in re- Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing spect to the development of such separate date, and provide their names and telecommon sources of supply in such units. phone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all The interests of the oil and gas owners interested persons may appear and be involved herein and the rights and equities in respect thereto are sought herein heard. For information concerning this acto be pooled and adjudicated pursuant tion, contact John R. Reeves, attorney, OBA to 52 O.S. §87.1 within and on the basis #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two Leadership of the drilling and spacing units covered Square, 211 North Robinson, Oklahoma hereby as a group or unit, and not limited City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: (405) to a single wellbore. The application in this 235-1110; or Justin Vakilzadeh, SandRidge cause states that Applicant has proposed Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robthe development of the separate common ert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102sources of supply in the drilling and spac- 6406, Telephone: (405) 429-5906. CORPORATION COMMISSION ing units involved herein under a plan of OF OKLAHOMA development and has proposed to comDANA L. MURPHY, Chair mence such plan of development of such JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman units by an initial well in the lands covered BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner hereby. Such application further states that DONE AND PERFORMED this 5th day Applicant has been unable to reach an of April, 2011. agreement with the owners of drilling rights named as respondents herein with respect BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: to such proposed plan of development of PEGGY MITCHELL, the separate common sources of supply Commission Secretary

LEGAL NOTICE from any point on or along such completion Published in the Cherokee Messenger & interval, and to be completed in and to proRepublican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t duce hydrocarbons from the above-named BEFORE THE CORPORATION separate common sources of supply, with COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF such authorization and permission runOKLAHOMA ning in favor of Applicant or some other APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE party recommended by Applicant; and EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, (ii) establishing a proper allowable for LLC the proposed well involved herein as to RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION the separate common sources of supply EXCEPTION covered hereby, which allowable Applicant LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 21, requests be established as a full allowTOWNSHIP 29 NORTH, able with no downward adjustment made RANGE 9 WEST OF THE IM, thereto. Such application further states ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA that there is currently pending before the CAUSE CD NO. 201101617 Commission an application of Applicant to NOTICE OF HEARING form 640-acre drilling and spacing units in STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, said Section 21 for the Tonkawa, Lansing, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and Marmaton, Cherokee and Mississippian separate common sources of supply. all other interested persons, particularly NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the following: Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; application in this cause requests that the Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; David M. order to be entered in this matter be made Murdoch; Sixty Nine Oil & Gas, L.P.; Stock- effective as of the date of the execution bridge Consulting, Inc.; if the above-named thereof or as of a date prior thereto and individual be deceased, then the unknown that the authorization and permission heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, requested herein run in favor of Applicant trustees and assigns, both immediate and or some other party recommended by remote, of such deceased individual; and Applicant. if any of the above-named parties is a disNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the solved partnership, corporation or other “land sections adjacent to the area within association, then the unknown successors, the location exception” requested herein trustees and assigns, both immediate and in said Section 21 in regard to the subsurremote, of such dissolved entity. face location tolerance areas described NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that above are Sections 16, 17, 20, 28 and 29, Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and Township 29 North, Range 9 West of the Production, LLC, has filed an application IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other in this cause requesting the Corporation “land sections” surrounding said Section Commission of Oklahoma to enter an 21 are Sections 15, 22 and 27, Township order, to be effective as of the date of the 29 North, Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa execution thereof or as of a date prior County, Oklahoma. thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and perNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this mitting an exception to the permitted well cause is set before an administrative law location tolerances in the 640-acre drilling judge for hearing, taking of evidence and and spacing units to be formed in Section reporting to the Corporation Commission 21, Township 29 North, Range 9 West of of Oklahoma. the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Tonkawa, Lansing, Marmaton, Cherokee this cause is set for hearing before an adand Mississippian separate common ministrative law judge on the Conservation sources of supply, so as to allow a well to Docket at the Western Regional Service be drilled from a surface location being not Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim closer than 165 feet from the north line and Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Bounot closer than 660 feet from the west line levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 of said Section 21 to subsurface locations A.M. on the 25th day of April, 2011, and of such well’s entry into and such well’s that this notice be published as required by exit from each of the Tonkawa, Lansing, law and the rules of the Commission. Marmaton and Cherokee separate comNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that mon sources of supply and to a subsur- Applicant and interested parties may presface location of such well’s entry into the ent testimony by telephone. The cost of Mississippian common source of supply telephonic communication shall be paid by being as follows: not closer than 165 feet the person or persons requesting its use. from the north line and 660 feet from the Interested parties who wish to participate west line of said Section 21, and with the by telephone shall contact Applicant or first perforation in the horizontal portion or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing lateral of the borehole of such well in the date, and provide their names and teleMississippian common source of supply phone numbers. being as follows: not closer than 165 feet NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all from the north line and 660 feet from the interested persons may appear and be west line of said Section 21, and with the heard. For information concerning this last perforation in the horizontal portion or action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorney, lateral of the borehole of such well in the OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two LeadMississippian common source of supply ership Square, 211 North Robinson, Oklabeing as follows: not closer than 165 feet homa City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: from the south line and 660 feet from the (405) 235-1110; or Justin Vakilzadeh, west line of said Section 21, and with the SandRidge Exploration and Production, terminus or end point of the horizontal LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma portion or lateral of the borehole of such City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: well in the Mississippian common source (405) 429-5906. of supply being as follows: not closer than CORPORATION COMMISSION 165 feet from the south line and 660 feet OF OKLAHOMA from the west line of said Section 21, and DANA L. MURPHY, Chair with a “tolerance distance” for the aboveJEFF CLOUD, Vice Chair described subsurface locations, horizontal BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner portion or lateral and completion interval of DONE AND PERFORMED this 5th day such well being as follows: a distance of of April, 2011. not more than 200 feet in an easterly direcBY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: tion or in a westerly direction from any such PEGGY MITCHELL, subsurface location, from any point on or Commission Secretary along such horizontal portion or lateral and

LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & ted well to be located not less than 1,320 Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t feet from the unit boundary, as follows: BEFORE THE CORPORATION vacating Order No. 37123 only insofar COMMISSION OF THE STATE as it pertains to the Basal Pennsylvanian OF OKLAHOMA (Cherokee) Sand common source of supAPPLICANTS: FAIRWAY RESOURCES ply underlying the S/2 of said Section 14; OPERATING, LLC, AND FAIRWAY vacating Order No. 27117 only insofar as RESOURCES PARTNERS II, LLC it pertains to the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, RELIEF SOUGHT: DRILLING AND Oswego, Mississippi Chat and Mississippi SPACING UNITS Lime common sources of supply underlyLEGAL DESCRIPTION: ALL OF ing all of said Section 14; establishing SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 27 NORTH, 640 acre drilling and spacing units for RANGE 11 WEST, ALFALFA COUNTY, the TONKAWA, COTTAGE GROVE, OSOKLAHOMA WEGO, RED FORK, MISSISSIPPI CHAT CAUSE CD NO. 201101602 and MISSISSIPPI LIME common sources NOTICE OF HEARING of supply underlying all of said Section STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All per14, by extending the purview of Order No. sons, owners, producers, operators, 317815; establishing a single 640 acre purchasers and takers of oil and gas and drilling and spacing unit for the BASAL all other interested persons, particularly PENNSYLVANIAN (CHEROKEE) SAND in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, and more common source of supply underlying all of particularly Alfalfa Land and Cattle, Inc.; said Section 14, by establishing new spacBetty L. Hodgson; Brad W. Lee; Chesa- ing; and possibly providing that the Order peake Exploration, L.L.C.; Churchill Roy- to issue in this cause be made effective as alty Company; David Failes; Equitable of the day of the hearing, or on some other Royalty Corporation; Failes Family, L.L.C.; date prior to the date of signing. Gay Lynn Forney; Gayla Failes; G & L NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Mineral, L.L.C.; George Franklin Forney, cause be set before an Administrative Law Jr.; Glenn R. Randolph; Jerry D. Schoeb; Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and Jerry L. Parker, Trustee of the Parker reporting to the Commission. Living Trust; Jill Suzanne Forney; Jim E. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Hodgson; John M. Forney and Melissa this cause will be heard before an AdminA. Forney, Co-Trustees of the John M. istrative Law Judge on the Initial Hearing Forney and Melissa A. Forney Revocable Docket at the Corporation Commission, Trust, Dated May 13, 2008; LCK Limited First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma Liability Company; LeAnne Forney, now City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 25th Usry; Linda P. Randolph; Los Quatros, day of April, 2011, and that this notice be LLC; SandRidge Energy, Inc.; SandRidge published as required by law and the rules Exploration and Production, L.L.C.; Shirley of the Commission. Mae Holstein; Superior Energy Inc.; The NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Successors the Applicants and interested parties may and Assigns of Byrdie W. Schoeb, depresent testimony by telephone. The cost ceased; The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, of telephonic communication shall be Successors and Assigns of Roy Schoeb, paid by the person or persons requesting deceased; The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, its use. Interested parties who wish to Successors and Assigns of Gilbert A. Forparticipate by telephone shall contact the ney, deceased; Charles Arthur Wingate; Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Succes- the hearing date, and provide their name sors and Assigns of Bertrum McLaughlin, and phone number. deceased; The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all Successors and Assigns of Electra Hope, interested persons may appear and be deceased; and The Unknown Heirs, De- heard. For information concerning this visees, Successors and Assigns of Lona action, contact DAN TAYLOR, LANDJones, deceased; and if any of the above MAN, Bearcat Land, Inc., 11032 Quail are deceased, the unknown heirs, execu- Creek Road, Suite 102, Oklahoma City, tors, administrators, devisees, trustees and Oklahoma 73120, Telephone: (405) 755assigns, immediate and remote, of the 9001, Ext. 41; OR JOHN C. MORICOLI, above-named parties; and if any of the JR., Attorney, Two Leadership Square, above are corporations which do not con211 N. Robinson, Suite 1200, Oklahoma tinue to have legal existence, the unknown City, Oklahoma 73102-7114, Telephone: trustees or assigns of such parties. (405) 235-3357. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CORPORATION COMMISSION Applicants in this cause are requesting the OF OKLAHOMA following special relief: That the CommisDana L. Murphy, Chair sion enter an Order establishing 640 acre Jeff Cloud, Commissioner drilling and spacing units be established for Bob Anthony, Commissioner the below-listed common sources of supDONE AND PERFORMED this 4th day ply underlying all of Section 14, Township of April, 2011. 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: Oklahoma, with the units to consist of said Peggy Mitchell, governmental section, and with the permit- Secretary of the Commission

LEGAL NOTICE involved herein and the rights and equiPublished in the Cherokee Messenger & ties in respect thereto are sought herein Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t to be pooled and adjudicated pursuant BEFORE THE CORPORATION to 52 O.S. §87.1 within and on the basis COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF of the drilling and spacing units covered OKLAHOMA hereby as a group or unit, and not limited APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE to a single wellbore. The application in this EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, cause states that Applicant has proposed LLC the development of the separate common RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING sources of supply in the drilling and spacLEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 16, ing units involved herein under a plan of TOWNSHIP 29 NORTH, development and has proposed to comRANGE 9 WEST OF THE IM, mence such plan of development of such ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA units by an initial well in the lands covered CAUSE CD NO. 201101621 hereby. Such application further states NOTICE OF HEARING that Applicant has been unable to reach an STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, agreement with the owners of drilling rights purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and named as respondents herein with respect to such proposed plan of development of all other interested persons, particularly in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the the separate common sources of supply following: Cheryl Davis Mills; Chesapeake in the drilling and spacing units covered Exploration, L.L.C.; Chesapeake Operat- hereby. Such application further requests ing, Inc.; Donald G. MacDonnell Trust, up to 365 days within which to commence and Raymond B. Keating, III, as Trustee operations on or in connection with such initial well under such plan of development. of such trust; Fadrique Trust created under Indenture of Trust dated 10-24-1972, and Such application further states that there Raymond B. Keating, III as Trustee of is currently pending before the Commission an application of Applicant to form such trust; The First National Bank and Trust Company of Tulsa, as Trustee of “640-acre” drilling and spacing units in Trust C-for Sidney Davis Smith under the said Section 16 for the Tonkawa, Lansing, Marmaton, Cherokee and Mississippian L/W/T of Sidney H. Davis, Deceased; Floyd Hugh Davis; Georgi Davis Dune; Gregory separate common sources of supply. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that C. Smith; Harris Bank, Napierville, IL, as Successor Trustee f/b/o Joseph Laurence the application in this cause requests that Buell IV, Pearson Wells Buell and Herbert SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, or some other party recommended Burling Buell; Jean E. Smith; Jeffrey B. by Applicant be designated as operator Smith; Jennifer E. Smith; Jennifer Jeanne under the order to be entered herein of Davis; Lonna Smith, f/k/a Lonna Smith the separate common sources of supply Hale; Louise H. Davis Irrevocable Trust created by Declaration of Trust dated 8-31- in the drilling and spacing units covered 1976, and William Vilas Hanks as Trustee hereby, including the initial well and any subsequent well or wells drilled under or of such trust; MacDonnell Properties, LLC; Mimi Davis Apthorp; Priscilla Davis otherwise covered by Applicant’s proposed Gravely; Richard A. MacDonnell Trust, and plan of development of such units. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Richard A. MacDonnell as Trustee of such cause is set before an administrative law trust; RJ & CS St. Germain Partnership, judge for hearing, taking of evidence and Ltd., a Texas family partnership created by an agreement dated 12-30-1996, and reporting to the Corporation Commission Raymond James St. Germain & Charlotte of Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Sloan St. Germain, as General Partners; cause will be heard before an administraRound Hill Royalty LP, a Texas Limited tive law judge on the Conservation Docket Partnership; Round Hill Royalty Limited Partnership, a Texas limited partnership; at the Western Regional Service Office of Sandra Davis Kirk; Sidney Roger Davis; the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Suzanne Davis, LP; Virginia Howe Smith, Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. as Trustee of the Virginia Howe Smith Revocable Oil & Gas Trust dated 12-14- on the 26th day of April, 2011, and that this 1989 as amended by the First Amendment notice be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. to the Virginia Howe Smith Revocable Oil NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that and Gas Trust dated 5-10-1993; Wilbur Oil, L.L.C.; if any of the above-named in- Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of dividuals be deceased, then the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, telephonic communication shall be paid by trustees and assigns, both immediate and the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate remote, of such deceased individual; if any of the above-named parties is a dis- by telephone shall contact Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing solved partnership, corporation or other association, then the unknown successors, date, and provide their names and teletrustees and assigns, both immediate and phone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all remote, of such dissolved entity; and if any of the above-named parties designated as interested persons may appear and be a trustee is not presently acting in such heard. For information concerning this action, contact John R. Reeves, attorney, capacity as trustee, then the unknown sucOBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two Leadcessor or successors to such trustee. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ership Square, 211 North Robinson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and (405) 235-1110; or Justin Vakilzadeh, Production, LLC, has filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order pooling the interests of oil and gas City, OK 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) 429-5906. owners, and adjudicating the rights and CORPORATION COMMISSION equities in connection therewith, in the OF OKLAHOMA “640-acre” drilling and spacing units to be DANA L. MURPHY, Chair formed in Section 16, Township 29 North, JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chair Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, Lansing, DONE AND PERFORMED this 5th day Marmaton, Cherokee and Mississippian separate common sources of supply in re- of April, 2011. spect to the development of such separate BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, common sources of supply in such units. Commission Secretary The interests of the oil and gas owners


Page 12 • Cherokee, Okla., Messenger & Republican • Thursday, April 7, 2011 LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & closer than 660 feet from the west line of Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t the unit comprising said Section 5, TownBEFORE THE CORPORATION ship 26 North, Range 12 West of the IM, COMMISSION Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, with a tolerance OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA of 100 feet from the proposed completion APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE interval, and to be completed in and proOPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE duce hydrocarbons from the above-named EXPLORATION, L.L.C. separate common sources of supply; (ii) RELIEF SOUGHT: WELL LOCATION providing for the re-opening of the cause EXCEPTION at such time as the bottom hole location LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 5 of the well proposed hereunder has been TOWNSHIP 26 NORTH RANGE 12 determined; and (iii) establishing a proper WEST OF THE IM ALFALFA COUNTY, allowable with no downward adjustment OKLAHOMA made thereto. CAUSE CD NO. 201101587 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the NOTICE OF HEARING application in this cause requests that the STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perorder be entered in this matter be made sons, owners, producers, operators, effective as of the date of the execution purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and thereof or as of a date prior thereto and all other interested persons, particularly in that the authorization and permission reAlfalfa County, Oklahoma, more particu- quested herein run in favor of one or both larly the parties set out on the Exhibit “A” of the Applicants, including Chesapeake attached to the application on file in this Exploration, L.L.C. acting by and through cause, and, if any of the named individuals its agent Chesapeake Operating, Inc., be deceased, then the unknown heirs, ex- or some other party recommended by ecutors, administrators, devisees, trustees Applicants. and assigns, both immediate and remote, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the of such deceased individual; if any of the legal descriptions for the land sections named entities is a dissolved partnership, adjacent to said Section 5 are Sections 4, corporation or other association, then the 6, 7, 8 and 9, Township 26 North, Range unknown successors, trustees and as- 12 West of the IM, and Sections 31, 32 and signs, both immediate and remote, of such 33, Township 27 North, Range 12 West of dissolved entity; if any of the named parties the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. designated as a trustee is not presently NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that acting in such capacity as trustee, then the this cause will be referred to an Adminunknown successor or successors to such istrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of trustee; if any of the named parties desig- evidence and reporting to the Corporation nated as an attorney-in-fact is not presently Commission. acting in such capacity as attorney-in-fact, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this then the unknown successor or successors cause will be heard before an Administrato such attorney-in-fact; and if any of the tive Law Judge on the Merits Docket at named entities are corporations which the Corporation Commission, First Floor, do not continue to have legal existence, Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, the unknown trustees or assigns of such Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 25th day parties. of April 2011, and that this notice will be NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Appublished as required by law and the rules plicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and of the Commission. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have filed NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that an application in this cause requesting the the Applicants and interested parties may Corporation Commission to enter an order, present testimony by telephone. The cost as follows: (i) authorizing and permitting of telephonic communication shall be paid an exception to the permitted well loca- by the person or persons requesting its tion tolerances in the proposed 640-acre use. An interested party who wishes to drilling and spacing units in Cause CD No. participate by telephone shall contact the 201101586, for the Tonkawa Sand, Layton Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to Sand (Cottage Grove Sand), Oswego the hearing date, and provide his or her Lime, Red Fork Sand and Mississippian name and phone number. Lime separate common sources of supply, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all underlying Section 5, Township 26 North, interested persons may appear and be Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, heard. For information concerning this acOklahoma, so as to allow a well to be tion contact Nathan Cook, landman, (405) drilled as follows: 935-8257, or Freda L. Williams, attorney, Surface location: No closer than 200 OBA No. 16338, (405) 935-9485, Chesafeet from the south line and no closer peake Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, than 660 feet from the west line of the unit Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. comprising said Section 5, Township 26 Please refer to Cause CD Number. North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa CORPORATION COMMISSION County, Oklahoma, OF OKLAHOMA Location of Wellbore at Completion DANA L. MURPHY, Chair Interval: The casing will be cemented JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman along the entire length of the lateral. The BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner interval from the first perforation to the DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 31st last perforation will be no closer than 330 day of March 2011. feet from the north line and no closer than BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION 660 feet from the west line, and no closer PEGGY MITCHELL, than 330 feet from the south line and no Commission Secretary

LEGAL NOTICE lishing a proper allowable for the proposed Published in the Cherokee Messenger & well involved herein as to the separate Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t common sources of supply covered BEFORE THE CORPORATION hereby, which allowable Applicant requests COMMISSION OF THE STATE be established as a full allowable with no OF OKLAHOMA downward adjustment made thereto. Such APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE application further states that there is curEXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, rently pending before the Commission an LLC application of Applicant to form 640-acre RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION drilling and spacing units in said Section 13 EXCEPTION for the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Big LimeLEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 13, Oswego, Red Fork (Cherokee), Manning TOWNSHIP 24 NORTH, RANGE 10 and Mississippi Lime separate common WEST OF THE IM, ALFALFA COUNTY, sources of supply. OKLAHOMA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the CAUSE CD NO. 201101572 application in this cause requests that the NOTICE OF HEARING order to be entered in this matter be made STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, effective as of the date of the execution purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and thereof or as of a date prior thereto and all other interested persons, particularly in that the authorization and permission requested herein run in favor of Applicant Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. or some other party recommended by NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicant. Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Production, LLC, has filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation the “land sections adjacent to the area within the location exception” requested Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to be effective as of the date of the herein in said Section 13 in regard to the subsurface location tolerance areas execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and described above are Sections 12 and 24, permitting an exception to the permitted Township 24 North, Range 10 West of the well location tolerances in the 640-acre IM, and Sections 7, 18 and 19, Township 24 North, Range 9 West of the IM, all in drilling and spacing units to be formed in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other “land Section 13, Township 24 North, Range 10 sections” surrounding said Section 13 are West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Sections 11, 14 and 23, Township 24 North, for the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Big LimeOswego, Red Fork (Cherokee), Manning Range 10 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. and Mississippi Lime separate common NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this sources of supply, so as to allow a well to be drilled from a surface location being not cause is set before an administrative law judge for hearing, taking of evidence and closer than 200 feet from the south line and not closer than 1320 feet from the east line reporting to the Corporation Commission of said Section 13 to subsurface locations of Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this of such well’s entry into and such well’s exit from each of the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, cause is set for hearing before an adminBig Lime-Oswego, Red Fork (Cherokee) istrative law judge on the Conservation and Manning separate common sources Docket at the Western Regional Service Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim of supply and to a subsurface location of such well’s entry into the Mississippi Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln BouLime common source of supply being as levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 follows: not closer than 200 feet from the A.M. on the 25th day of April, 2011, and south line and 1320 feet from the east that this notice be published as required by line of said Section 13, and with the first law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that perforation in the horizontal portion or lateral of the borehole of such well in the Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of Mississippi Lime common source of supply being as follows: not closer than 200 feet telephonic communication shall be paid by from the south line and 1320 feet from the the person or persons requesting its use. east line of said Section 13, and with the Interested parties who wish to participate last perforation in the horizontal portion or by telephone shall contact Applicant or lateral of the borehole of such well in the Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their names and teleMississippi Lime common source of supply being as follows: not closer than 200 feet phone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that from the north line and 1320 feet from the east line of said Section 13, and with the all interested persons may appear and terminus or end point of the horizontal por- be heard. For information concerning tion or lateral of the borehole of such well this action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, in the Mississippi Lime common source of supply being as follows: not closer than Two Leadership Square, 211 North Rob200 feet from the north line and 1320 feet inson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, from the east line of said Section 13, and Telephone: (405) 235-1110; or Dillon Orr, with a “tolerance distance” for the above- SandRidge Exploration and Production, described subsurface locations, horizontal LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma portion or lateral and completion interval of City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) 429-6348. such well being as follows: a distance of CORPORATION COMMISSION not more than 100 feet in an easterly direcOF OKLAHOMA tion or in a westerly direction from any such DANA L. MURPHY, Chair subsurface location, from any point on or JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman along such horizontal portion or lateral and BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner from any point on or along such completion DONE AND PERFORMED this 31st interval, and to be completed in and to proday of March, 2011. duce hydrocarbons from the above-named separate common sources of supply, with BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: such authorization and permission running PEGGY MITCHELL, in favor of Applicant or some other party Commission Secretary recommended by Applicant; and (ii) estab-

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LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & than 660 feet from the east line of the unit Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t comprising said Section 15, Township 28 BEFORE THE CORPORATION North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa COMMISSION OF THE STATE County, Oklahoma, with a tolerance of OF OKLAHOMA 100 feet from the proposed completion APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE interval, and to be completed in and proOPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE duce hydrocarbons from the above-named EXPLORATION, L.L.C. separate common sources of supply; (ii) RELIEF SOUGHT: WELL LOCATION providing for the re-opening of the cause EXCEPTION at such time as the bottom hole location LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 15 of the well proposed hereunder has been TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH RANGE 12 determined; and (iii) establishing a proper WEST OF THE IM ALFALFA COUNTY, allowable with no downward adjustment OKLAHOMA made thereto. CAUSE CD NO. 201101538 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the NOTICE OF HEARING application in this cause requests that the STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perorder be entered in this matter be made sons, owners, producers, operators, effective as of the date of the execution purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and thereof or as of a date prior thereto and all other interested persons, particularly in that the authorization and permission reAlfalfa County, Oklahoma, more particu- quested herein run in favor of one or both larly the parties set out on the Exhibit “A” of the Applicants, including Chesapeake attached to the application on file in this Exploration, L.L.C. acting by and through cause, and, if any of the named individuals its agent Chesapeake Operating, Inc., be deceased, then the unknown heirs, ex- or some other party recommended by ecutors, administrators, devisees, trustees Applicants. and assigns, both immediate and remote, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the of such deceased individual; if any of the legal descriptions for the land sections named entities is a dissolved partnership, adjacent to said Section 15 are Sections corporation or other association, then the 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 21, 22 and 23, Township unknown successors, trustees and as- 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa signs, both immediate and remote, of such County, Oklahoma. dissolved entity; if any of the named parties NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that designated as a trustee is not presently this cause will be referred to an Adminacting in such capacity as trustee, then the istrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of unknown successor or successors to such evidence and reporting to the Corporation trustee; if any of the named parties desig- Commission. nated as an attorney-in-fact is not presently NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this acting in such capacity as attorney-in-fact, cause will be heard before an Administrathen the unknown successor or successors tive Law Judge on the Merits Docket at to such attorney-in-fact; and if any of the the Corporation Commission, First Floor, named entities are corporations which Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, do not continue to have legal existence, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 25th day the unknown trustees or assigns of such of April 2011, and that this notice will be parties. published as required by law and the rules NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Apof the Commission. plicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have filed the Applicants and interested parties may an application in this cause requesting present testimony by telephone. The cost the Corporation Commission to enter an of telephonic communication shall be paid order, as follows: (i) authorizing and per- by the person or persons requesting its mitting an exception to the permitted well use. An interested party who wishes to location tolerances in the 640-acre drilling participate by telephone shall contact the and spacing units comprised of Section Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to 15, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the hearing date, and provide his or her the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for the name and phone number. Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, Tonkawa, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all Lansing-Kansas City, Des Moines and interested persons may appear and be Mississippiseparate common sources of heard. For information concerning this acsupply, so as to allow a well to be drilled tion contact Nathan Cook, landman, (405) as follows: 935-8257, or Freda L. Williams, attorney, Surface location: No closer than 200 OBA No. 16338, (405) 935-9485, Chesafeet from the south line and no closer peake Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, than 800 feet from the east line of the unit Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. comprising said Section 15, Township 28 Please refer to Cause CD Number. North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa CORPORATION COMMISSION County, Oklahoma, OF OKLAHOMA Location of Wellbore at Completion DANA L. MURPHY, Chair Interval: The casing will be cemented JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman along the entire length of the lateral. The BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner interval from the first perforation to the last DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 25th perforation will be no closer than 330 feet day of March 2011. from the north line and no closer than 660 BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION feet from the east line, and no closer than PEGGY MITCHELL, 330 feet from the south line and no closer Commission Secretary

LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & plan of development and have proposed Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t to commence such plan of development BEFORE THE CORPORATION of such units by an initial well in the lands COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF covered hereby, and that Applicants have OKLAHOMA been unable to reach an agreement with APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE the owners of drilling rights named as reOPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE spondents herein with respect to such proEXPLORATION, L.L.C. posed plan of development of the separate RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING common sources of supply in the drilling LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 15 and spacing units covered hereby. TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH RANGE 12 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the WEST OF THE IM ALFALFA COUNTY, application in this cause requests that one OKLAHOMA or both of the Applicants, including ChesaCAUSE CD NO. 201101539 peake Exploration, L.L.C. acting by and NOTICE OF HEARING through its agent, Chesapeake Operating, STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All Inc., or some other party recommended persons, owners, producers, operators, by Applicants be designated as operapurchasers and takers of oil and gas, and tor under the order to be entered in this all other interested persons, particularly in cause of the separate common sources Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the folof supply in the drilling and spacing units lowing: Charlotte C. Meyer, a/k/a Charllote involved herein, including the proposed C. Meyer; Connie Jo Starks; The LeRoy initial well and any subsequent wells under Stauffer Revocable Trust Agreement, Applicants’ proposed plan of development dated August 24, 2007, and the Trustee of such units. Applicants may request up to of such Trust; Teton Properties, L.L.C.; one year from the date of the order to enter and Joyce Warfield; and, if any of the in this cause, within which to commence named individuals be deceased, then the the initial well. unknown heirs, executors, administrators, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the devisees, trustees and assigns, both im- application in this cause requests that the mediate and remote, of such deceased order be entered in this matter be made individual; if any of the named entities is a effective as of the date of the execution dissolved partnership, corporation or other thereof or as of a date prior thereto. association, then the unknown successors, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that trustees and assigns, both immediate this cause will be referred to an Adminand remote, of such dissolved entity; if istrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of any of the named parties designated as evidence and reporting to the Corporation a trustee is not presently acting in such Commission. capacity as trustee, then the unknown NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this successor or successors to such trustee; cause will be heard before an Administraif any of the named parties designated as tive Law Judge on the Merits Docket at an attorney-in-fact is not presently acting in the Corporation Commission, First Floor, such capacity as attorney-in-fact, then the Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, unknown successor or successors to such Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 25th day attorney-in-fact; and if any of the named of April 2011, and that this notice will be entities are corporations which do not con- published as required by law and the rules tinue to have legal existence, the unknown of the Commission. trustees or assigns of such parties. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Apthe Applicants and interested parties may plicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and present testimony by telephone. The cost Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have filed of telephonic communication shall be paid an application in this cause requesting the by the person or persons requesting its Corporation Commission to enter an order use. An interested party who wishes to pooling the interests of the oil and gas participate by telephone shall contact the owners, and adjudicating the rights and Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to equities with respect thereto, in the 640- the hearing date, and provide his or her acre drilling and spacing units comprised of name and phone number. Section 15, Township 28 North, Range 12 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, interested persons may appear and be for the Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, heard. For information concerning this acTonkawa, Lansing-Kansas City, Des tion contact Nathan Cook, landman, (405) Moines and Mississippi separate common 935-8257, or Freda L. Williams, attorney, sources of supply with respect to the develOBA No. 16338, (405) 935-9485, Chesaopment of such separate common sources peake Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, of supply in such units. The interests of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. oil and gas owners involved herein and the Please refer to Cause CD Number. rights and equities in respect thereto are CORPORATION COMMISSION sought here to be pooled and adjudicated OF OKLAHOMA pursuant to Tit. 52, Okla. Stat., Section DANA L. MURPHY, Chair 87.1 within and on the basis of the drilling JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman and spacing units covered hereby, and not BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner limited to a single wellbore. The application DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 25th in this cause states that Applicants have day of March 2011. proposed the development of the separate BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION common sources of supply in the drilling PEGGY MITCHELL, and spacing units involved herein under a Commission Secretary

LEGAL NOTICE BASAL PENNSYLVANIAN (CHEROPublished in the Cherokee Messenger & KEE) SAND: Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t TOP: No closer than 165’ North of the BEFORE THE CORPORATION South line and no closer than 400’ East COMMISSION OF THE STATE of the West line of Section 14, Township OF OKLAHOMA 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, APPLICANTS: FAIRWAY RESOURCES Oklahoma; OPERATING, LLC AND FAIRWAY BASE: No closer than 165’ North of the RESOURCES PARTNERS II, LLC South line and no closer than 400’ East RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION of the West line of Section 14, Township EXCEPTION 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ALL OF Oklahoma; SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 27 NORTH, MISSISSIPPI CHAT: RANGE 11 WEST, ALFALFA COUNTY, TOP: No closer than 165’ North of the OKLAHOMA South line and no closer than 400’ East CAUSE CD NO. 201101604 of the West line of Section 14, Township NOTICE OF HEARING 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers Oklahoma; BASE: HORIZONTAL IN MISSISSIPPI and takers of oil and gas and all other interCHAT ested persons, particularly in Alfalfa County, MISSISSIPPI LIME: Oklahoma, and more particularly Molz Oil TOP: No closer than 165’ North of the Company; D E M Operations Inc.; Davis Operating Company; C & D Supply; BVD South line and no closer than 400’ East Inc.; and Linn Operating Inc.; and if any of of the West line of Section 14, Township the above corporations do not continue to 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, have legal existence, the unknown trustees Oklahoma; or assigns of such parties. BASE: HORIZONTAL IN MISSISSIPPI NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the LIME Applicants in this cause are requesting that BOTTOM HOLE LOCATION: No closer the Commission grant a well location exthan 165’ South of the North line and no ception for a well to be drilled and produce closer than 400’ East of the West line of from the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Oswego, Section 14, Township 27 North, Range 11 Red Fork, Basal Pennsylvanian (Cherokee) West, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma; and to Sand, Mississippi Chat and Mississippi authorize applicants or some other party Lime common sources of supply underlying to drill said well. Applicants further request all of Section 14, Township 27 North, Range that the Order to be entered in this cause 11 West, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, as an possibly be made effective as of the day exception to an Order to be entered in a of the filing of this application, or on some pending application; said well to be drilled other date prior to the date of signing. The at the following locations: offsetting governmental sections toward SURFACE LOCATION: No closer than which the proposed well location is sought 165’ North of the South line and no closer to be moved in this proceeding are Secthan 400’ East of the West line of Section tions 10, 11, 15, 22 and 23, Township 27 14, Township 27 North, Range 11 West, North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma; Oklahoma. TONKAWA: NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this TOP: No closer than 165’ North of the cause be set before an Administrative Law South line and no closer than 400’ East Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and of the West line of Section 14, Township reporting to the Commission. 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Oklahoma; this cause will be heard before an AdminBASE: No closer than 165’ North of the istrative Law Judge on the Initial Hearing South line and no closer than 400’ East Docket at the Corporation Commission, of the West line of Section 14, Township First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 25th Oklahoma; day of April, 2011, and that this notice be COTTAGE GROVE: published as required by law and the rules TOP: No closer than 165’ North of the of the Commission. South line and no closer than 400’ East NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that of the West line of Section 14, Township the Applicants and interested parties may 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, present testimony by telephone. The cost Oklahoma; of telephonic communication shall be paid BASE: No closer than 165’ North of the by the person or persons requesting its use. South line and no closer than 400’ East Interested parties who wish to participate of the West line of Section 14, Township by telephone shall contact the Applicants 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, or Applicants’ attorney, prior to the hearing Oklahoma; date, and provide their names and phone OSWEGO: numbers. TOP: No closer than 165’ North of the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that South line and no closer than 400’ East all interested persons may appear and of the West line of Section 14, Township be heard. For information concerning this 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, action, contact DAN TAYLOR, LANDMAN, Oklahoma; Bearcat Land, Inc., 11032 Quail Creek BASE: No closer than 165’ North of the Road, Suite 102, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma South line and no closer than 400’ East 73120, Telephone: (405) 755-9001, Ext. 41; of the West line of Section 14, Township OR JOHN C. MORICOLI, JR., Attorney, 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, Two Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson, Oklahoma; Suite 1200, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma RED FORK: 73102-7114, Telephone: (405) 235-3357. TOP: No closer than 165’ North of the CORPORATION COMMISSION South line and no closer than 400’ East OF OKLAHOMA of the West line of Section 14, Township DANA L. MURPHY, Chair 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, JEFF CLOUD, Vice-Chairman Oklahoma; BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner BASE: No closer than 165’ North of the DONE AND PERFORMED this 4th day South line and no closer than 400’ East of April, 2011. of the West line of Section 14, Township BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: 27 North, Range 11 West, Alfalfa County, PEGGY MITCHELL, Oklahoma; Commission Secretary

LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & and spacing units covered hereby, and not Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t limited to a single wellbore. The application BEFORE THE CORPORATION in this cause states that Applicants have COMMISSION proposed the development of the separate OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA common sources of supply in the drilling APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE and spacing units involved herein under a OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE plan of development and have proposed EXPLORATION, L.L.C. to commence such plan of development RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING of such units by an initial well in the lands LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 5 covered hereby, and that Applicants have TOWNSHIP 26 NORTH RANGE 12 been unable to reach an agreement with WEST OF THE IM ALFALFA COUNTY, the owners of drilling rights named as OKLAHOMA respondents herein with respect to such CAUSE CD NO. 201101588 proposed plan of development of the NOTICE OF HEARING separate common sources of supply in the STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perdrilling and spacing units covered hereby. sons, owners, producers, operators, The application in this cause states that purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and there is pending before the Commission an all other interested persons, particularly in application of Applicants to form 640-acre Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the foldrilling and spacing units in said Section 5 lowing: A.G.S. Limited Partnership; Alvin B. for the Tonkawa Sand, Layton Sand (CotCochran; Maxine Y. Cochran; Alvin B. Co- tage Grove Sand), Oswego Lime, Red Fork chran; Maxine Y. Cochran; Devon Energy Sand and Mississippian Lime separate Production Company, L.P.; Eagle Energy common sources of supply. Production, L.L.C.; The ETA-Flag Royalty NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Trust, and the Trustee of such Trust; The application in this cause requests that one ETA-Flag Royalty Trust, and the Trustee or both of the Applicants, including Chesaof such Trust; Harold R. Fox; Harold R. peake Exploration, L.L.C. acting by and Fox; Harold R. Fox; Harold R. Fox; C. H. through its agent, Chesapeake Operating, Frost; Livingston Oil Company; Livingston Inc., or some other party recommended Oil Company; Panhandle Oil and Gas, Inc.; by Applicants be designated as operaPEC Minerals, L.P.; R. K. Pinson & Associ- tor under the order to be entered in this ates, L.L.C.; QEP Energy Company; The cause of the separate common sources Rackley Family Trust, dated November of supply in the drilling and spacing units 29, 2007, and the Trustee of such Trust; involved herein, including the proposed Betty Rawson; F. M. Stinett; Terry Strickinitial well and any subsequent wells under land; Terry Strickland; Terry Strickland; Applicants’ proposed plan of development The Thomas Leo Strickland, a/k/a Leo of such units. Applicants may request up to Strickland Trust, dated October 20, 1990, one year from the date of the order to enter and the Trustee of such Trust; The Thomas in this cause, within which to commence Leo Strickland, a/k/a Leo Strickland Trust, the initial well. dated October 20, 1990, and the Trustee NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the of such Trust; The Thomas Leo Strickland, application in this cause requests that the a/k/a Leo Strickland Trust, dated October order be entered in this matter be made 20, 1990, and the Trustee of such Trust; effective as of the date of the execution and Teton Properties, L.L.C.; and, if any of thereof or as of a date prior thereto. the named individuals be deceased, then NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the unknown heirs, executors, administra- this cause will be referred to an Admintors, devisees, trustees and assigns, both istrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of immediate and remote, of such deceased evidence and reporting to the Corporation individual; if any of the named entities is a Commission. dissolved partnership, corporation or other NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this association, then the unknown successors, cause will be heard before an Administratrustees and assigns, both immediate tive Law Judge on the Merits Docket at and remote, of such dissolved entity; if the Corporation Commission, First Floor, any of the named parties designated as Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, a trustee is not presently acting in such Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 25th day capacity as trustee, then the unknown of April 2011, and that this notice will be successor or successors to such trustee; published as required by law and the rules if any of the named parties designated as of the Commission. an attorney-in-fact is not presently acting in NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that such capacity as attorney-in-fact, then the the Applicants and interested parties may unknown successor or successors to such present testimony by telephone. The cost attorney-in-fact; and if any of the named of telephonic communication shall be paid entities are corporations which do not con- by the person or persons requesting its tinue to have legal existence, the unknown use. An interested party who wishes to trustees or assigns of such parties. participate by telephone shall contact the NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ApApplicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to plicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and the hearing date, and provide his or her Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have filed name and phone number. an application in this cause requesting NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all the Corporation Commission to enter an interested persons may appear and be order pooling the interests of the oil and heard. For information concerning this acgas owners, and adjudicating the rights tion contact Nathan Cook, landman, (405) and equities with respect thereto, in the 935-8257, or Freda L. Williams, attorney, 640-acre drilling and spacing units comOBA No. 16338, (405) 935-9485, Chesaprised of Section 5, Township 26 North, peake Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa Sand, Layton Please refer to Cause CD Number. Sand (Cottage Grove Sand), Oswego CORPORATION COMMISSION Lime, Red Fork Sand and Mississippian OF OKLAHOMA Lime separate common sources of supDANA L. MURPHY, Chair ply with respect to the development of JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman such separate common sources of supBOB ANTHONY, Commissioner ply in such units. The interests of the oil DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 31st and gas owners involved herein and the day of March 2011. rights and equities in respect thereto are BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION sought here to be pooled and adjudicated PEGGY MITCHELL, pursuant to Tit. 52, Okla. Stat., Section Commission Secretary 87.1 within and on the basis of the drilling


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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, April 7, Thursday, April 14, and Thursday, April 21, 2011. 3t NOTICE Anyone having interest in a 1934 Chevy truck VIN# 5EB02 contact Loretta Wheeler 580-596-2001. Sale date April 22, 2011. LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, March 31, 2011, Thursday, April 7, 2011, and Thursday, April 14, 2011. 3t INVITATION TO BID EASEMENT #8899 The Commissioners of the Land Office, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, offers for sale by sealed bid, a 20 year easement for a 12” natural gas pipeline in the SW/4 Section 33-T29NR12WIM, Alfalfa County, subject to all rules and regulations of the Land Office. Appraised value is $8,000.00. Bids less than the appraised price will not be considered. Successful bidder must pay all advertising costs prior to issuance of the easement. Sealed bids must be received in our office by 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 28, 2011. Outside of envelope must be marked “SEALED BID FOR EASEMENT #8899”. Mail to Commissioners of the Land Office, 120 N. Robinson, Suite 1000W, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. Proceeds of sale benefit the school children of Oklahoma. Additional information may be obtained from the Real Estate Management Division of the Commissioners of the Land Office by calling (405) 521-4136 or email Keith.Kuhlman@clo.ok.gov LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t NOTICE OF HEARING FOR PROPERTY CLEAN-UP IN THE TOWN OF HELENA. To the Owner of the Property located at 303 E. Second St, Lots 19 & 20 in Block 28 of Helena Original, You are hereby notified of the Hearing that will take place on April 12, 2011 @ 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. Your Presence is Requested. If you have any questions please call the Town Hall (580)852-3250. Thank You, The Board of Trustees for the Town of Helena LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t NOTICE OF FILING APPLICATION APPLICATION NO. 1105200171 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, is requesting that the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, pursuant to OAC Rules 165:10-5-5 and 165: 5-7-27, administratively authorize the approval of disposal of saltwater and associated deleterious substances into a non-commercial disposal well as follows: WELL NAME: Roxy SWD 1-30, LOCATION: SHL - SE4, SE4, SW4, SE4, Sec. 30-T29N-R10W, Alfalfa County, OK BHL - NE4, NE4 ,NW4, SE4, Sec. 30-T29N-R10W, Alfalfa County, OK DISPOSAL ZONE AND DEPTH: Arbuckle, TOP – approx. 5580’, BOTTOM – approx. 7150’ TD DISPOSAL RATE AND PRESSURE: 80,000 BPD, 2000 PSI Objections may be filed with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission within fifteen (15) days after publication of this notice. Objections, if any, should be mailed to Oil and Gas Conservation Division, Pollution Abatement Dept., Jim Thorpe Bldg., P.O. Box 52000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152-2000 April 7, 2011 CLXCL LPXLP

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LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t NOTICE FOR SEALED BIDS Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Alfalfa County Clerk until 10:00 AM, Monday, April 25, 2011 for bids for the sale of old airconditioners. Specifications may be obtained fornt the county clerk’s office at 300 South Grand, Cherokee, Oklahoma. The commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids. Bruce Martin, County Clerk LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t NOTICE OF FILING PERIOD FOR ELECTION OF DISTRICT DIRECTOR TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED: Notice is hereby given that any person who is a registered voter and a resident of Alfalfa County Conservation District and has entered into or will enter into a Cooperator Agreement with the Directors of said District, may have their name placed on the official ballot of the District Director Election of said District for Position Number 1 by filing a Notification and Declaration of Candidacy with said District located at 401 W. Cherokee, Ste C, Cherokee, OK 73728, between the dates of May 1st and 14th, 2011. Notification and Declaration of Candidacy forms may be obtained at the above location and must be returned to the same location before close of business on the last day of the filing period. The Election will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Scott Cormack Board of Directors Representative s/Scott Cormack Chair ATTEST: s/Kayla Puffinbarger District Representative

LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & devisees, trustees, successors and asRepublican Thursday, March 31, Thursday, signs, immediate and remote, of any of the April 7, and Thursday, April 14, 2011. 3t just named parties who may be deceased; IN THE DISTRICT COURT including the unknown heirs, executors, OF ALFALFA COUNTY administrators, devisees, trustees, succesSTATE OF OKLAHOMA sors and assigns, immediate and remote, CV-11-05 of CHARLES R. ARTLEY, Deceased. JACK CRISSUP, PLAINTIFF, v. GREETINGS: LYDIA ARTLEY, Single; and MAUDE M. Said Defendants above named and KLEIN and WILLIAM H. KLEIN, Husband each of them will take notice that they have and Wife; and FRANK E. ARTLEY and been sued in the above named Court by FEROL A. ARTLEY, Husband and Wife; the above named Plaintiff to quiet title in and RUBY BEATRUS ARTLEY, Single; said Plaintiff to the following real estate in and PEARL MAY KITCHEN, Single; and Alfalfa County, Oklahoma: LOUISE DAUNER MILLER, and MARGIE Section One Tract: The North half of the DAUNER EVANS; and each of the forego- Southwest Quarter (N/2 SW/4) of Section ing if they be living, or if they or any of them One (1), in Township Twenty-Seven (27) be dead, then their respective unknown North, Range Nine (9), Alfalfa County, heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, Oklahoma; and trustees, successors and assigns, immediSection Two Tracts: Lots One (1) and ate and remote, of any of the just named Two (2) and the South Half of the Northeast parties who may be deceased; and, the unQuarter (S/2 NE/4); and, the North half of known heirs, executors, administrators, dethe Southeast Quarter (N/2 SE/4) of Secvisees, trustees, successors and assigns, tion Two (2); all in Township Twenty-Seven immediate and remote, of CHARLES R. (27) North, Range Nine (9), Alfalfa County, ARTLEY, Deceased; Defendants. Oklahoma; less and except an undivided NOTICE BY PUBLICATION one-half interest in and to the oil, gas and THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA to the other minerals in, on and under Lots One following identified persons, if living, or (1) and Two (2) and the South Half of the if they or any of them be dead, then their Northeast Quarter (S/2 NE/4), aforesaid; respective unknown heirs, executors, And, said Defendants and each of them administrators, devisees, trustees, succesmust answer the petition filed herein by the sors and assigns, immediate and remote, Plaintiff on or before the 11th day of May, of any of them: LYDIA ARTLEY; MAUDE M. 2011, or the petition will be taken as true KLEIN and WILLIAM H. KLEIN, husband and judgment will be rendered decreeand wife; and FRANK E. ARTLEY and ing and confirming that title to the above FEROL A. ARTLEY, husband and wife; described real estate will be quieted in RUBY BEATRUS ARTLEY; PEARL MAY Plaintiff, namely, JACK CRISSUP. KITCHEN; LOUISE DAUNER MILLER, Dated this 24th day of March, 2011. and MARGIE DAUNER EVANS; and each SEAL Lori Irwin of the foregoing if they be living, or if they or Name of District Court Clerk any of them be dead, then their respective Alfalfa County, State of Oklahoma unknown heirs, executors, administrators, By: /s/Lori Irwin

LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger and Republican Thursday, April 7, 20011. 1t PUBLICATION SHEET - BYRON, OKLAHOMA FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE VARIOUS FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2010, AND ESTIMATE OF NEEDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2011, OF THE GOVERNING BOARD OF BYRON, OKLAHOMA EXHIBIT Z STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION .......................................................................................................... GENERAL FUND AS OF JUNE 30, 2010 ..............................................................................................................................................................Detail ASSETS: Cash Balance June 30, 2010 .............................................................................................................................................$55,949.58 TOTAL ASSETS ................................................................................................................................................................$55,949.58 LIABILITIES AND RESERVES: Warrants Outstanding ......................................................................................................................................................................00 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND RESERVES ...........................................................................................................................................00 CASH FUND BALANCE (Deficit) JUNE 30,2010...............................................................................................................$55,949.58 ESTIMATED NEEDS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2010 GENERAL FUND ................................................................................................................................................... GENERAL FUND Current Expense ............................................................................................................................................................................$00 Total Required ...............................................................................................................................................................................$00 FINANCED: Cash Fund Balance ...........................................................................................................................................................$55,949.58 Estimated Miscellaneous Revenue......................................................................................................................................17,900.00 Total Deductions ................................................................................................................................................................$73,849.58 Balance to Raise from Ad Valorem Tax .......................................................................................................................... ($73,849.58) ESTIMATED MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE: 1000 Charges For Services ...............................................................................................................................................$12,600.00 2000 Local Sources of Revenue ............................................................................................................................................2,500.00 3000 State Sources of Revenue ............................................................................................................................................2,800.00 Total Estimated Revenue ....................................................................................................................................................17,900.00 CERTIFICATE - GOVERNING BOARD STATE OF OKLAHOMA, CITY/TOWN OF BYRON, ss: We, the undersigned duly elected, qualified Governing Officers of BYRON, Oklahoma, do hereby certify that at a meeting of the Governing Body of the said City/Town, begun at the time provided by law for Cities/Towns and pursuant to the provisions of 68 O.S. 1991 Sec. 3002, the foregoing statement was prepared and is a true and correct condition of the Financial Affairs of said City/Town as reflected by the records of the City/Town Clerk and Treasurer. We further certify that the foregoing estimate for current expenses for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010, and ending June 30, 2011, as shown are reasonably necessary for the proper conduct of the affairs of the said City/Town, that the Estimated Income to be derived from sources other than ad valorem taxation does not exceed the lawfullly authorized ratio of revenue derived from the same sources during the preceding fiscal year. s/Martin Bond s/Jim Hudgens s/Russell Hoffman Chairman of Board Member Member SEAL Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13th day of March, 2011. s/Paula Mahieu Notary Public Commission Expires 9-2-2010 Commission Number 01017534

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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, March 31, and Thursday, April 7, 2011. 2t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALFALFA COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA PB 2009-7 In the Matter of the Estate of Kenny R. Lanman, Deceased. ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR WAIVER OF INVENTORY, APPRAISEMENT AND FINAL ACCOUNT AND REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTION WHEREAS, E. Irene Lanman, Personal Representative of the estate of Kenny R. Lanman, having filed in this court a petition asking this court to waive the filing of an inventory and appraisement and final accounting and requests the court to enter a decree of distribution of the estate of Kenny R. Lanman, deceased, as directed by the Last Will and Testament that has been previously admitted to probate by this court. IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that the 15th day of April, 2011, at the hour of 10:00 o’clock a.m., in the District Courtroom of the Alfalfa County Courthouse, Cherokee, Oklahoma, is hereby appointed as the time and place for the hearing and the petition of the personal representative and for distribution of the estate as directed by the deceased in the Last Will and Testament that has been previously admitted to probate by this court. Any person interested in the estate may appear and object to or contest the petition of the personal representative as provided by law. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED by the court that notice of this hearing be given as required by law. Entered this 28th day of March, 2011. Loren E. Angle Loren E. Angle, Judge E.W. “Bill” Shaw, OBA #8138 Mitchell DeClerck 202 West Broadway Enid, Oklahoma 73701 580-234-5144 (Telephone) 580-234-8890 (Facsimile) Attorneys for Petitioner

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LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, March 31, Thursday, April 7, and Thursday, April 14, 2011. 3t NOTICE Anyone having interest in a 1999 Ford VIN# 1FAFP53S8XA103211 contact Vergil Steel Jr. 580-603-2703. Sale date April 15, 2011.

LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, March 31, 2011, Thursday, April 7, 2011, and Thursday, April 14, 2011. 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR ALFALFA COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA CASE NO. CV-11-4 Deanna Marie Mott, Cheri Kay Dodds, and Teresa Sue Lancaster, Plaintiffs, vs. The Heirs, Successors and Assigns, whether known or unknown of Renetta Betty, Deceased, Defendants. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION The State of Oklahoma To Defendants: The Heirs, Successors and Assigns, Whether Known or Unknown, of Renetta Betty, Deceased: You and each of you, are hereby notified that Plaintiffs have filed a Petition in the District Court of Alfalfa County, State of Oklahoma, to-wit: The Northwest Quarter (NW/4) of Section Ten (10), Township Twenty-eight (28) North, Range Eleven (11), W.I.M., Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. That the Defendants, and each of them, be adjudged to have no right, title, claim, estate or interest in and to the real property involved in this cause of action and that they, and each of them, be perpetually barred and enjoined from setting up or asserting any right, title, claim, estate, or interest in and to said property. That said Defendants, and each of them, must answer the Petition filed herein by Plaintiffs on or before the 11th day of May, 2011, or said Petition will be taken as true and correct and judgment rendered accordingly decreeing that said Plaintiffs are the owners of the property described in said Petition. Give under my hand and seal this 22nd day of March, 2011. [seal] Lori Irwin, Court Clerk By: s/Joan Green, Deputy Francis “Fritz” McGee, OBA #5985 McGee Law Firm, P.L.L.C. Attorney for Plaintiffs 111 1/2 South Grand Cherokee, Oklahoma 73728 (580) 596-3550

LEGAL NOTICE Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, April 7, 2011. 1t COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MARCH 28, 2011 The Alfalfa County Commissioners met in the Civic Room at 10:00 AM with Chairman Murrow calling the meeting to order with members Roach and Walker and County Clerk Martin present. As required by Oklahoma State Statutes 1991, Title 25, Section 311, Notice was given of this regularly scheduled meeting by posting the Agenda in the North Entrance (Handicapped Entrance) of the Courthouse and in the County Clerk’s office at 9:30 AM, March 25, 2011. Roach moved to approve the minutes of March 21. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the Payroll Warrants for payment. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the following M & O Warrants for payment. Walker seconded. All voted aye. ASSESSOR VISUAL INSPECTION CASH 16..........County Records Inc .................................225.00 ................................... Books GENERAL FUND 873........Croft Chevrolet ........................................333.92 ...................................Repair 874........NASASP ....................................................39.00 ................ Membership Dues 875........Dirks Copy Products................................116.68 ............................... Supplies 876........Thomas Y Pickett & Company Inc .........5000.00 ................................. Service 877........United Supermarket ................................101.80 ............................... Supplies HIGHWAY CASH 1307......Sanders, Vernon R ..................................115.26 ................................... Travel 1308......Stevens Ford .............................................94.43 .....................................Parts 1309......Horne Oil Co..........................................5676.65 ...................................... Fuel 1310......OG&E ......................................................265.57 ..................................Utilities 1311 ......T&W Tire ...............................................1500.00 ..................................... Tires 1312......Midwest Printing ......................................617.65 ............................... Supplies 1313......State Auditor & Inspector.........................486.00 ................................. Service 1314......Allied Custom Gypsum ............................357.75 ............................... Supplies 1315......Burlington Farmers Coop ......................1244.00 ...................................... Fuel 1316......Burlington Farmers Coop ........................255.90 ............................... Supplies 1317......Carmen Farmers Coop..............................30.00 ...................................Repair 1318......Rich’s Shale Pit .......................................279.00 .................................... Shale 1319......Dub Ross Company ..............................7557.60 ...............................Materials 1320......K&O Construction..................................5743.61 ................... Bridge Materials SALES TAX - FAIRGROUNDS 91..........Sunderland Electric .................................160.13 ...................................Repair SHERIFF REVOLVING CASH 73..........Smith Drug ................................................37.53 .......................... Medications Murrow moved to approve two road crossing permits for Select Energy Services in Dist #1. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve five road crossing permits for Cresent Services in Dist #1. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve four road crossing permits for Dist #1 and one in Dist #3. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the appointment of Rhonda Polland as requisitioning agent for Carmen Rescue. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve a bid of $3500 for Carmen Rescue for a ladder fire truck to be purchased from the City of Alva out of the sales tax money. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the county to do the dirt work at the fairgrounds for a new building. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to adjourn. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. /s/ Doug Murrow Doug Murrow, Chair /s/ Chad Roach Chad Roach, Member /s/ Ray Walker Ray Walker, Member ATTEST:/s/ Bruce Martin Bruce Martin, County Clerk


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County okays $397,632 for 2 new graders

NEWLY ELECTED Alfalfa County Democrat Party officers look over the resolutions passed during the group’s precinct meetings and County Convention held Saturday at the county Fairgrounds Exhibit Building. Officers are (from left) Sherry Howell, county co-chair; John Herald, county chairman; Marcus Jungman, secretary; and Mary Herald, state committee member.

By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff In a short meeting Monday, Alfalfa County Commissioners Toby Walker, Chad Roach and Doug Murrow voted to accept a bid from Yellowhouse Machinery Co. of Enid for one grader each in District 2 and District 3. Yellowhouse submitted a bid of $196,816 apiece for the new John Deere graders, which will be financed for 84 months. Roach said graders in both districts are worn out, and repairs are costing more than monthly lease payments will be. “There’s one grader just last month we spent $13,000 (for repairs), and it’s already in the shop again,” Roach said. Also submitting bids were Kirby Smith of Oklahoma City, $210,916 each and Warren Cat of Oklahoma City, $269,661 each. In other business, the board approved the Alcoholic Beverage Tax Report for February. The tax totaled $4,178.37, with allocations made as follows: Aline, $259.18; Amorita, $53.29; Burlington, $188.93; Byron, $54.50; Carmen, $497.77; Cherokee, $1,974.13; Goltry, $324.58; Helena, $536.53; Jet, $278.56; Lamber, $10.90. Other agenda items approved at the April 4 meeting were as follows: •Four road crossing permits for

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Alfalfa County Democrats met Saturday afternoon at the county Fairgrounds Exhibit Building to elect party leaders for the next two years and pass a slate of resolutions which will be passed on to the upcoming District Convention, with hopes they will be considered at the State Convention. Shortly after meeting and electing officers in precinct meetings, the Democrats convened into their County Convention and re-elected John Herold of Cherokee as county chairman without opposition. Sherry Howell of Goltry was elected county co-chair and Marcus Jungman of Cherokee was re-elected county secretary. Neither faced opposition. Long-time party leader Jeanne Pelter of Cherokee was nominated to serve as the county's State Committee member, but declined the nomination. Mary Herold of Cherokee was then nominated and elected without opposition. County delegates considered 11 resolutions submitted by those in attendance and approved all of them. Resolutions included: •Recognition by county and state Democrats for the late A.J. Rexroat of Aline for his service to the county, state and nation. •For the safety of Oklahoma citizens, the Department of Corrections and the state Legislature "shall never allow the ratio of inmates to correctional officers (guards) to exceed 50 inmates per correctional officer" at Oklahoma prisons. •The Legislature should

"abolish the 85-percent mandatory minimum sentencing law for violent offenders" and replace it with a requirement by the state to determine "each (conviction) on an individual basis in order to reduce overcrowding" in the prison system, with the law to be applied retroactively. •Expand Medicare to include eye care, dental services and physical disability equipment (such as hearing aids). •Congress shall set new limits on interest that may be charged on credit card usage to a maximum of 10 percent per annum, along with allowing a deduction on federal income tax returns on the interest paid on revolving accounts. •Corporations that return their manufacturing facilities to the U.S. from foreign nations shall receive a 20 percent tax credit on the goods they produce in America. •Citizens of the U.S. should receive from their insurance provider the "very same coverage" available to members of Congress. •Recently retired county Election Board Secretary Joyce Thornburgh is commended for her years of service. •Congratulations to newly appointed county Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein. •State and federally elected officials should complete their budgets on time. •Energy companies operating facilities in Oklahoma must by law "produce 10 percent" of their product from "alternative renewable resources, including

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SandRidge Exploration and Production in District 1 and two road crossing permits for Alfalfa Electric Cooperative in District 1 and District 3. •County clerk to advertise for bids for junked air conditioners in

the courthouse. •An oil and gas lease for Chesapeake for one-tenth of an acre leased at $275 per net acre for three years, plus 18.75 percent, or 3/16th, royalties. The property is near Carmen.

County okays fairgrounds dirt work By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff Alfalfa County Fair Board Member Rick Croft asked county commissioners at their March 28 meeting if the county would take care of dirt work when a new concession stand and office building are constructed at the fairgrounds. Croft said the board hopes to start construction of the building within the next six months to a year and will need dirt cleared so that flooding to other buildings at the fairgrounds is avoided. “I think it’s in the best interest for Alfalfa County for us to do it,” Commissioner Chad Roach said. All three districts will work together to do the dirt work. Commissioners Toby Walker and Doug Murrow, along with Roach, voted to approve the work. Commissioners also approved 11 road crossing permits for Dis-

trict 1: two for Select Energy Services, four for Crescent Services and five for Sand-Ridge. One road crossing permit for Crescent Services was approved for District 3. Also approved was the appointment of Rhonda Poland as requisitioning officer for the Carmen Responders. Commissioners also reviewed a proposed bid for a ladder truck for the Carmen Responders. The fire department will submit a bid of $3,500 to the Alva Fire Department, which owns the truck. The Carmen Fire Department will pay for the truck, if the department wins the bid, with funds acquired through the county’s sales tax. “I think the fire departments know their needs better than we do,” Roach said. Murrow motioned to approve the bid. Roach seconded. All voted aye.

THANK YOU! Thanks to the Aline, Carmen, Cherokee, Cleo Springs, Helena, Waynoka, and Rural Major County Fire Departments for responding to the fire south of Carmen Thursday and the Carmen and Cherokee Departments Monday morning. The cooperation shown between the departments was very impressive. Law enforcement and AEC also did a great job!

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